Dropping milk feeds

Dropping milk feeds
Dropping milk feeds

As your toddler’s appetite for solid food grows, they’ll naturally need less milk to satisfy their hunger. However, milk continues to be an important part of their diet, providing essential nutrients for their growth and development.

Dropping milk feeds

Getting the right amount of milk at every stage Up to 12 months

  • Most of your baby's nutrients should come from breastmilk or formula milk in case breastfeeding is not possible
  • Once they're eating three solid meals a day, you can drop one or two milk feeds
  • Your baby should still be having between 500 and 600ml of breastmilk or formula milk every day, in case breastfeeding is not possible.

From 12 months

  • Most of their nutrients should come from food, with milk filling the gaps
  • The recommended amount of milk or dairy is 360ml (around three portions) each day
  • Toddler milk provides hard-to-get nutrients such as vitamin D, omega 3 and iron. Alternatively, you can use growing up milk.
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