Milk for 7 year old

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Milk for 7 year old

Postby cheesycake » Mon Apr 28, 2014 2:00 pm

Dear parents,

Are you school going child taking powder milk or fresh milk?
Which brand? How much milk is needed per day?

Thanks.

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Re: Milk for 7 year old

Postby slmkhoo » Mon Apr 28, 2014 2:16 pm

How much depends on whether the child is getting sufficient nutrients through other food. Some kids who are lactose intolerant don't drink any milk at all. My kids have been taking low-fat powdered milk (various brands) since they were around 5yo, about 1-2 cups a day.

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Re: Milk for 7 year old

Postby bb_ mom » Mon Apr 28, 2014 2:42 pm

Mine stopped powdered milk before they started primary school. They're now on hi-low milk. Max of 2 cups a day.

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Re: Milk for 7 year old

Postby Funz » Mon Apr 28, 2014 3:12 pm

Fresh milk since they were about 2-3yrs old. Low fat. DD maybe about 1 glass, DS drinks milk like drinking water. I don't really restrict them.

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Re: Milk for 7 year old

Postby lee_yl » Mon Apr 28, 2014 3:22 pm

As long as the children ask for milk, i think we should encourage them to drink more. My children (8 & 9), still drinking milk powder like Pediasure Complete choco or S26 PE Gold. They don't drink milk everyday but sometime i make a cup for them as breakfast before school (better than giving cakes, biscuits or other processed food right?) As I cannot control what they eat during recess, so twice a week, i pack for them packet milk and bread.

If i happen to buy HL milk and they ask for it, i'll pour them a cup. I will prefer them to take formula milk (more DHA and calcium) esp the fats they need for their growing brain. Probably will stop formula milk and switch to Hi-Lo milk when they hit 10yr old. Btw, they are not picky eaters.

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Re: Milk for 7 year old

Postby FB555 » Mon Apr 28, 2014 3:49 pm

My kids are 7 yrs old this year. Milk is a good source of nutrient and most importantly good supply of calcium.
Even adults need milk for calcium to prevent brittle bones at old age, if you are not taking calcium tablets. Sorry , off topic.
My kids are drinking "Grow school" from abbott for children from 6 yrs to 12yrs.
They drink 1 cup in the morning when they wakes up for good absorption as their stomach are empty when they wakes up.
And 1 cup at nite b4 they sleep, as during sleep, it is the time that our body repairs itself and also for growth and development.
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Re: Milk for 7 year old

Postby Beatrice_NoQ » Mon Apr 28, 2014 5:42 pm

My young nephew and niece are drinking Farmhouse 'Fresh' Milk. The inverted commas are because the milk isn't exactly in the Fresh category. It's UHT packet milk. But labelled as 'fresh'. Strange..

Nonetheless, it tastes good and is much cheaper as compared to the authentic Fresh options like Meiji and HL.

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Re: Milk for 7 year old

Postby Funz » Tue Apr 29, 2014 9:10 am

Straight from the fridge.

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Re: Milk for 7 year old

Postby bb_ mom » Tue Apr 29, 2014 9:27 am

Funz wrote:Straight from the fridge.

Yep! Straight from fridge too. Or maybe it has so time to warm up cos it's poured and left on table while kids wash up and change.

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Re: Milk for 7 year old

Postby 33mama » Tue Apr 29, 2014 9:30 am

For mine, morning before they go to school - Full cream milk...

In the evening if they want, fresh milk or packet milk - Full cream... Many parents recommend to use full cream after they go primary.

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