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Why Milk is Important for your Child?
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Why Milk is Important for your Child? 2 years, 8 months ago #380

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Milk is an important part of a toddler's diet because it provides calcium and vitamin D, which help build strong bones. Kids under age 2 should drink whole milk for the dietary fats needed for normal growth and brain development. When your child is 2, you can make the switch to low-fat or non-fat milk, but consult your doctor before doing so. Between 12 and 18 months of age is a good time for transition to a cup. Instead of cutting out bottles all at once, you can gradually eliminate them from the feeding schedule, starting with mealtime. Offer whole milk in a cup after the child has begun the meal. If you are breastfeeding, only offer milk in a cup and avoid the bottle habit altogether. Some kids don't like cow’s milk at first because it's different from the breast milk or formula they're used to. If that’s the case, it is okay to mix whole milk with formula or breast milk and gradually adjust the mixture so that it eventually becomes 100% cow's milk.