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All you wanted to know about the Milk intake of your child

Puja Sharma Vasisht
1 to 3 years

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All you wanted to know about the Milk intake of your child

Ever confused about how much milk to give to your child, or when to switch from formula to animal milk etc? Then our milk guide here will clear all your doubts. Read to know all the whens, how much, and whys of the milk.


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Diya Patel

| Jul 15, 2017

u say 3:1 ratio mean how much milk or water

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Sreeya Padhya

| Jul 09, 2017

Hi puja... I have question. When I m in India I use to my baby for fresh animal milk she having a skin rashes with cow milk I use to give a buffalo milk or amul milk now I m in Malaysia here I didn't found any buffalo milk here's packed milk like nestle full cream milk Dutch lady milk having cow milk so difficult to give her please help me what can I do. ???

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shraddha Patre

| Jun 29, 2017

Hi, my daughter is 14 months and is on my feed, whenever I give her fresh animal milk, she gets rashes on her mouth and gets irritated and starts crying. I want to stop my feed. Please suggest what alternative should be given.

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Sonia Shashank

| Jun 02, 2017

Hello all, I am mother of 17 months old son. I prefer videos too when it comes to parenting tips, easy for me to understand and execute. Please find below the similar video on Tips on feeding. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZEwsDfe6Qfw To view more similar videos, use babystep iPhone app or visit https://babystep.tv Hope it will help. Cheers !! Sonia

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ritika mishra ghar ki rasoi

| May 25, 2017

mera beta 1yr 3 mnth ka h waise to wo 1. 5 lit milk deti hu + juice + daliya khichdi with vegies n one banana per day deti hu . aur daal rice kabhi daal me roti mash krke bhi deti hu . dry fruits NH deti ..plz bataye ki Maine usko kya du kaise du. plz reply jarur kre

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rekha

| Apr 08, 2017

Hi. My son is 2years 4 months. I am giving sathumavu porridge for brekfast. Can you suggest some best health drink available in market for evening?How about junior horlicks,complan..

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Priya Gabba

| Apr 08, 2017

very useful tips

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Shweta Sharma Naredi

| Apr 07, 2017

my baby is not feeding by bottle how can i help her to use that

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Mamta Malik

| Apr 01, 2017

how to get rid of bottle

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Payal Kapoor

| Apr 01, 2017

Hi, please confirm if the said quantities of milk be in form of milk only or ll curd, butter, cheese, paneer also fall under it?

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swetha reddy

| Mar 31, 2017

thnx ... i am in same situation ... i am in doubt that my bf is sufficient or not.... but by ur inf i got know....

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Alekhya Kadiyala

| Mar 22, 2017

very informative

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deepa

| Mar 15, 2017

very informative.. Thankyou so much..

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Garima Saurabh Manchanda

| Oct 27, 2016

Hi my daughter is 6months old and doesnt take bottle atall.. somtmes she drinks frm bottle at ngt while sleeping only and tht to very often . Shes totlly deprndnt on my milk .. i hav strted givng her milk wth suji n parle g biscuit.. she somtmes olso drnk milk frm spoon .. wht shud i do as whn im out its too difclt to feed brstmilk.. in wht frm can i offr hr milk so tht her intke of milk increases.. i was gvng cpw milk earlier bt she used to do pottu while drkng so i hd swtched to tonnd milk now.. is it tht she s unable to dgst cow mill right now.. ?? I hv tried difrnt bottles aswell

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swathi

| Oct 18, 2016

My baby is 9months 3week old and weighing 7. 4. I am giving cow milk in 3:1 ratio which is 3. 8 percent fat. Do I need to do any changes in milk consumption or is this fine? one more thing is he immediately goes to potty (stool) after his every meal. So doctor suggested me to give milk at least 60 ml per day. Do I need to increase it or is that enough? I am confused why he is going potty for every feed. Is this depend on milk?? Please let know I am not getting any required responses from none of them.

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Tavneet Kaur

| Oct 18, 2016

Hi.. my son is 1 year and 1 month.. he is reluctatnt to almost everything i offer him.. he does not take milk at all.. only breast feed during night while sleeping.. for 5-6 mins.. what should i do to make him drink milk and eat properly

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vipula Sri

| Sep 21, 2016

thank u this information cleared my doubts

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Bindoo

| Aug 04, 2016

thank u

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Nidhi Potfode

| Aug 04, 2016

thanks mam

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Rajani Yewlekar

| Aug 03, 2016

thanks.... its help me

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Lucy Gupta

| Aug 03, 2016

my daughter is 1 yrs 5 month can i give her milk at night after 2 hrs of dinner. In dinner she takes fish and rice

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Laksha Rani

| Aug 03, 2016

good blog thank u mam

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Prachi Joshi

| Aug 03, 2016

thanks

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Kiah Jogal

| Aug 03, 2016

Thl

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Kiah Jogal

| Aug 03, 2016

Y 3

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Manjit Chahal

| Aug 03, 2016

hlo mam my baby is 1 yr 1 month old. he is only taking mother feed not top up milk. what should I do so that he take the milk

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Manpreet Gill

| Aug 03, 2016

hi. my son is 2years and 6 months .he didn't drink milk at all but he like curd and kheer is it fine for him or pls suggest me some solution

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darshanaraisoni

| Jul 14, 2016

hello mam , my son s 2yrs i hv gv a glass if milk wit pediasure or other flavour but takes almost 2hrs for drinking.... hw to develop his inrerest fir drinking milk?

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SUMATHY vms

| Jun 18, 2016

Madam, my daughter refuses other milk in the bottle. I tried in many ways. morning she drinks 25ml only and same in evening and midnight. I add milk in health mix porridge that's all. what shall I do.

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Seema Mahesh

| Jun 06, 2016

Hi my baby is 1 year 4 months old. His weight is 7. 3 kg. My paediatrician has told me to give pediasure 2 scoops with pasteusturised milk morning 100 ml n evening 100 ml. In between I breastfeed him... 2- 3 times. How wil i know how much quantity he is drinking ? & i give him 3 time meals...

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deepa anish

| May 27, 2016

thank u

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Dr Anshuja Chavhan

| May 27, 2016

Good option milk denial without additives, thanks

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Puja Vasisht

| Feb 21, 2016

@Vaishali, it is better to take advice of your paediatrician on this.

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vaishali iyer

| Feb 20, 2016

My baby is an IUGR baby she is 4 months old and weighs 3. 9kg. So can you confirm per day how much feed to be given. She is in combination of breast milk and formula.

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Puja Vasisht

| Jan 29, 2016

@Sushmita, Hi, ideally if your are lactating enough, you should avoid giving top feed. Top feed dilutes the benefits of breastfeeding and may cause nipple confusion and is not very hygienic. If need be, you can use sterilised bowl and spoon to feed the formula milk.

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Sushmita Nair

| Jan 29, 2016

Dear Puja pls guide my 4month old son suddenly refusing to Take bottle feed which earlier he used to drink properly . I am feeding him combination of my breast milk with Lactogen 1. What should I do so that he starts takin formula again... Pls give me some suggestions

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Puja Vasisht

| Jan 11, 2016

@Aditi, Hi, the suggestions are there in the blog itself. Do take advice of your paediatrician also for this.

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Puja Vasisht

| Jan 11, 2016

@Gayatri, Hi, any milk supplement like bournvita, boost etc can be used only after the child is 2 years old atleast.

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Aditi Rathore

| Jan 09, 2016

Which milk is better: Formula milk or animal milk for a 4 Month old baby. As my milk is not sufficient for the baby

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gayatri

| Jan 08, 2016

Is it safe to add boost, bournvita for kids... tia

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Shubha Sunand

| Jan 08, 2016

Puja, nice article. It came at the right time for me.

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Puja Vasisht

| Dec 11, 2015

@Pamela, Hi, whether the child is getting enough feed from you or not is determined by the weight gain. If your child is gaining weight steadily on your feed it means it is sufficient for him.

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Pamela Javeri

| Dec 10, 2015

Hi My son is 2 months and off late he has not been feeding well from my left side. Im not sure if im positioning him correctly. However he feeds for about 15mins from my right side per feed. I'm worried that he might not be getting enough. He has been wetting 6-8 cloth nappies in a day but I think that's because it's been due to the weather being cold. I try to express and feed him by spoon but he doesn't take in enough Pls advise

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Mahashree Sivasankar

| Dec 10, 2015

@kalpana... have the same problem. My son is 1 yr and a month old, he wants me to breastfeed 4 to 5 times during his night sleep even if i feed other foods well in the day time.

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Puja Vasisht

| Dec 08, 2015

@kalpana, Hi, give him well spaced, three main meals and two snacks in between. Include whole grains, whole dals, legumes, paneer, cheese, curd, eggs, fish, poultry, vegetables & fruits. Feed him wholesome dinner followed by milk feed at sleep time.

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Kalpana

| Dec 07, 2015

Hi my son is 18 months old, though he eats food in the day. He drinks milk for every 2 hours in the night with 180ml bottle. Is it fine to drink or else how to stop this. Pl let me know

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Puja Vasisht

| Dec 01, 2015

@Rasmi, Hi, you may read the following blog https://www.parentune.com/parent-blog/5-healthy-alternatives-to-milk/519

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rashmi meena

| Nov 28, 2015

Hi my one yr old refuses to take milk.. and she not at all take things which is sweet in taste.. I tried a lot to give her flavored milk BT she just take a sip and refused to take more.. I breastfeed her BT its not sufficient.. plz suggest wat to do..

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sunitha

| Nov 26, 2015

Mansi I too had same problem with my elder son Dr adviced me to give isomil that's a substitute of soy milk it works very good for lacto intolorent kids .

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Puja Vasisht

| Nov 26, 2015

@Gunjan, Hi, as suggested in the blog,around 500 ml of milk is suitable for this age. Instead of giving two servings of this amount, you may divide this amount and give with each solid feed.

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Puja Vasisht

| Nov 26, 2015

@Vikita, Hi, the baby could be cranky for various reasons. It could be pain in the stomach or anything else. You can consult your paediatrician for this.

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Gunjan

| Nov 25, 2015

My son,is two. He asks for milk all the time. Together with his diet he wants milk all the time. What should I do?

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Vikita Sheth

| Nov 25, 2015

My baby is 4. 5 months old weighing 6 kg. She has doubled her birth weight but she is cranky all day long. Is it cuz my milk is not sufficient? Kindly advice should I start top feed once a day? As right now she is ebf! Thnx in advance

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Sufiya Zaheer

| Nov 25, 2015

Mansi u can try soymilk or lactose free formula milk

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Mansi Thakkar

| Nov 25, 2015

Hi. My lo has got lacto inheritance problem. He is not able to consume any milk. He is 1 year and 1 month old. What can I give as substitute of milk?

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