Dairy Council Northern Ireland

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FAQs

What type of milk should you give to children?

If your child is between the age of one and two, you should give him/her whole milk. Young children need the extra energy, fat and vitamin A in whole milk compared to lower fat varieties, which are important for growth and development. 

From two years onwards, you can begin to introduce semi–skimmed milk, provided your child is eating and growing well. 

Skimmed milk and 1% fat milk are not suitable as main drinks for children under five. 

Only breast milk or formula milk should be given as a main drink to children under one. Cow’s milk does not contain the right balance of nutrients to meet a baby’s needs at this age. After six months, cows’ milk can be used for cooking, for example to make a cheese sauce, and can be introduced as a main drink when your baby is a year old if you wish.

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From the farm to the fridge, the Dairy Council for Northern Ireland acts on behalf of the dairy industry, advertising and promoting the natural goodness and quality of Northern Ireland milk and dairy products.

Our primary function is to communicate factual information to allow individuals to make well informed choices about dairy products that they consume and to inform them of the benefits of including dairy products in a balanced diet. We use a wide range of media, which includes television, radio, press, magazine, posters and the internet. Our Advertising is complemented by public relations and promotional activities designed to communicate with specific groups.

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