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Toddler formula vs milo /ovaltine
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Posted 27 May 2008 - 07:03 PM
My breastfed DD has been sick with a virus. She's recovered well but her appetite has really diminished over the week and she has become disinterested in her BF'S. She squirms and prefers watching her big brother play than feed.
I am quite shocked...I was imagining feeding her until 18 months or so.
She really dislikes formula (as I have never needed it) so I thought I'd buy the Toddler Vanilla milk to replace her 2 feeds and supplement her diet.
When I read he container I noticed that there are similar nutrients in Milo and Ovaltine!!!!!
The big difference here is the cost!
Is toddler milk good?
Does anyone use it?
Posted 27 May 2008 - 07:23 PM
I tend to think Toddler milk is very overated and a marketers dream.
I was still b/feeding my dd and giving her straight cows milk from around 12 months.
She rarely has milo now, just plain old full fat milk.
I think we started on goats milk initially.
You might find she picks up b/feeding again once she feels better. Kids won't starve, they know when to eat.
Edited by *Shandy*, 27 May 2008 - 07:24 PM.
Posted 27 May 2008 - 08:14 PM
Agree with PP, toddler milk is a marketing ploy and they contain a fair bit of sugar (hence the comparison with Milo).
Your daughter may just not have gotten her appetite back even though she seems happy. I know when I've sometimes been sick and then seemed better I'm still off food for a few more days.
Why don't you keep offering breastfeeds but not forcing her and she may be happy to pick up? Often feeding as your child is just waking or when a bit sleepy can make them more amenable to feeding.
Otherwise you may be better looking at straight milk as a replacement due to the sucrose found in toddler milks. Does she otherwise have a wide and varied diet?
Posted 27 May 2008 - 09:13 PM
I tend to think Toddler milk is very overated and a marketers dream.
Oh I agree and I am a sucker for advertising!
Does she otherwise have a wide and varied diet?
Yes, she loves food, vegies, fruit, meats, cereals etc etc.
Thanks for the advice...I am still offering morning feeds.
You've encouraged me to keep on offering arvo or evening feeds. Wish me luck.
My hubby is making jokes about the bloody toddler milk.
I am glad it was on special..still a waste of $15.00.
Posted 28 May 2008 - 07:45 AM
Good on you for persevering. Hope she picks up soon.
Put the toddlers milk on your husband's brekky cereal
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