Cow’s milk can be introduced into the diet on cereal, in soups and in mashed potatoes.
Between the ages of one and two, it’s recommended that you give your toddler whole milk to drink rather than skimmed, 1% or semi-skimmed milk. Whole milk will provide more fat soluble vitamins. This goes for whole yogurt and cheese too!
From two years, you can start to introduce semi-skimmed milk if your child is eating a good variety of foods and growing well. Otherwise, stick to whole milk. 1% and skimmed milk don’t provide enough fat soluble vitamins or energy for under 5s.
If your child doesn’t like to drink milk, try to offer other dairy foods such as cheese and yogurt. You can also add milk to dishes such as custard, milk puddings, fresh fruit milkshakes, sauces and soups.