Infants under 1 year of age shouldn't have regular cow's milk because it doesn't have the nutrients a growing baby of that age needs. So, hold off and just stick with breast milk or infant formula for the first year.
• Kids between 1 and 2 years old should have whole milk (full fat milk) to help provide the dietary fats they need for normal growth, and for nerve and brain development.
• Kids over 2 years can switch to low-fat, i.e. 1% or 2% fat milk.
For the milk-haters or fence-sitters who have a love-hate relationship with milk, try to package milk in an interesting way. Here are some ideas to offer:
• Fruit milkshakes like banana/apple/strawberries, etc.;
• Hot chocolate milk;
• Add a little flavor to milk like vanilla, crushed cardamom (elaichi);
• Milk with breakfast cereals like wheat flakes, cornflakes, healthy muesli, oatmeal, broken wheat daliya, etc.;
• Cold milk as some kids prefer the cold taste of milk;
• Set an example. Drink milk yourself in their presence.
If children still refuse to drink milk, add milk to:
• Fruit yogurt
• Smoothies with fresh fruit and yogurt
• Homemade custard with fruits for natural sweetness
• Whole wheat pasta.
We hope you enjoyed reading our article. Thank you for your continued love, support and trust in Tinystep. If you are new here, welcome to Tinystep!
We have a great opportunity for you. You can EARN up to Rs 10,000/- every month right in the comfort of your own HOME. Sounds interesting? Fill in this form and we will call you.