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When to remove kids from formula milk?

Postby Oppsgal » Wed May 29, 2013 12:28 pm

:shrug: Should I start my kid on full fat milk or low fat milk powder?

Kid has been on formula milk powder since baby till now. :moneyflies:

Which brand of full fat milk or low fat milk powder is good?

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Re: When to remove kids from formula milk?

Postby Funz » Wed May 29, 2013 12:49 pm

I switched kiddos to fresh milk when they were about 2+ yrs old. That was when I wean them off the milk bottle as well.

Formula milk very ex, even more so now.

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Re: When to remove kids from formula milk?

Postby insider » Wed May 29, 2013 1:02 pm

My kids started off with Nan for first year, then progressed to Dumex 1 Plus, 3 plus, and 6 plus from thereon when they hit 1 , 3, and 6 respectively (not sure now still have the same range or have again 'upgraded' oredi).

Then about 7 onwards started fresh milk (but when younger time, their hot beverages will still mix with milk powder).

I never believe in expensive milk powder. OK OK one can oredi. To me, milk powder is still milk powder as long as from reputable companies (in a way very difficult to ask me to fork out premium to buy 'hopes' no matter what magic these powder-makers claimed on the powder...)

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Re: When to remove kids from formula milk?

Postby slmkhoo » Wed May 29, 2013 2:08 pm

Advice I was given in the UK was to stop forumla at 12 mths. From 12 mths to 2 yrs, full-fat milk as children needs the fats as they grow rapidly. After 2 yrs, switch to half-fat or skimmed milk. I followed that recommendation. All the special milk for 1, 3, 6 etc are just money-making, in my opinion, as kids should be getting the bulk of their nutrition from normal food after 12 mths.

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Re: When to remove kids from formula milk?

Postby atrecord » Wed May 29, 2013 2:11 pm

my kids are still on full cream milk. They are in P2 and P4.

Only the adults in the family take high-calcium, low-fat milk.

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Re: When to remove kids from formula milk?

Postby limlim » Wed May 29, 2013 2:35 pm

2~3yo.. start solid food..

no choice.. no $ to afford milk powder..

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Re: When to remove kids from formula milk?

Postby Jennifer » Wed May 29, 2013 2:46 pm

Both my boys back to Dumex Mamil All in One after failing to gain weight. I think we do not hv enough fat intake in their daily meals.

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Re: When to remove kids from formula milk?

Postby Canvas » Wed May 29, 2013 4:25 pm

My DS started drinking fresh milk when he was 5 because we were holidaying in Perth and fresh milk was convenient. DD is turning 4 end of the year but she shows no interest in fresh milk (chocolate one is ok as a snack drink), hopefully she will start liking fresh milk soon.

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Re: When to remove kids from formula milk?

Postby Oppsgal » Wed May 29, 2013 4:38 pm

slmkhoo wrote:Advice I was given in the UK was to stop forumla at 12 mths. From 12 mths to 2 yrs, full-fat milk as children needs the fats as they grow rapidly. After 2 yrs, switch to half-fat or skimmed milk. I followed that recommendation. All the special milk for 1, 3, 6 etc are just money-making, in my opinion, as kids should be getting the bulk of their nutrition from normal food after 12 mths.


What are the brands for kids full cream milk? Only know nespray.

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Re: When to remove kids from formula milk?

Postby Oppsgal » Wed May 29, 2013 4:39 pm

limlim wrote:2~3yo.. start solid food..

no choice.. no $ to afford milk powder..


My kid so fussy with solid food. Eat little and stop eating anymore. :shrug: Need supplement from milk.

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