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for almost 12 month old

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#1 chookpea

Posted 30 January 2013 - 06:32 PM

DS2 is starting childcare soon and I'm filling in the paperwork.  They've asked how many mls of cows milk to give and how many times a day.  I have no idea!  He's having 4 BFs a day, and I'm in the process of transitioning him over to cows milk for the days he is in care.  I've pretty much thrown in the towel with expressing, but plan to keep BFing him as long as he wants when he's home with me.

How much cows milk should he have at his age?  he's 11.5 months.


#2 girlonfire

Posted 30 January 2013 - 06:41 PM


Try the above link - I've been researching similar lately. My girl is only just 12 months.

#3 mandala

Posted 30 January 2013 - 06:47 PM

I had them offer DS 150mL of milk after lunch. I chose 150mL because that was roughly the amount I was expressing. He was on 4 feeds a day at that age - and still is at 13 months.

I had been giving him two feeds of EBM but he often wasn't getting to the second feed until around 5pm, so I figured he wasn't interested. I found with morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea, and late snack he was just too full for milk. However DS is a champion eater!

These days I leave it up to the carers to offer milk. Usually it's just one drink before naptime, but occasionally he asks for more.

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