Your kid's body is now getting more accustomed to new things. While it is ideal if you can keep breastfeeding your child for one year or more, for most children, you can start using cows’ milk by this age. The homogenized milk is the best type of cows’ milk for your child. Lighter, reduced-fat milks don’t have enough fat for your child. You can consider other milks after their second birthday.
What you need to know
Children need to drink about two cups of milk a day (500mls). However, if they drink too much milk they might not eat enough, because milk is filling. It can be good to offer the milk at the end of meals and water between meals.
Apart from milk, water is the only other beverage really recommended for children. Because they love to copy you, you can encourage your child by drinking water yourself. It’s best to avoid the following: Flavored milks, fruit juice, fizzy drinks, tea, coffee, cola drinks. These are high in sugar and can cause teeth problems. Some of these drinks can also reduce the amount of iron children’s bodies can absorb and so can make children anemic. Iron is important for growth, brain development, and energy.