Full-fat milk to semi-skimmed

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Full-fat milk to semi-skimmed

Postby pimento » 26 Jan 2015, 20:56

Little E turns 2 next month and while I'll be happy that I don't have to make sure I have both full-fat and semi-skimmed milk in the house at all times, I'm also not so sure I want to make the swap. I had no issues with Big E as she was pretty chunky, whereas Little E is just rightHe has milk in his cereal for breakfast, maybe 4-6 ounces as a drink throughout the day and then milk in his porridge at night.

This is a ridiculous question, I know- but what did you all do? Make the swap or keep it going?
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Re: Full-fat milk to semi-skimmed

Postby pirate_han » 26 Jan 2015, 20:59

I had no idea you were supposed to swap. We all just have full-fat milk here.
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Re: Full-fat milk to semi-skimmed

Postby Heidi » 26 Jan 2015, 21:04

I didn't know you were meant to change either! We all have semi, but that's because I prefer it not because I've ever considered what the lo's "should" have!
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Re: Full-fat milk to semi-skimmed

Postby Kanga » 26 Jan 2015, 21:06

And we've never had full fat milk :scream

Dd didn't drink milk for quite a while when she stopped bf and I didn't buy it just for her cereal and then it never really occurred to me to get any full fat for ds1 :oops: hues 2 & a half now though so I suppose he's ok with semi skimmed.
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Re: Full-fat milk to semi-skimmed

Postby Treeb » 26 Jan 2015, 21:13

L is 2y4m and we still buy full fat for him, but if we run out or are visiting people or whatever I don't stress out about him having lower fat milk. We usually buy 2% milk for dh and myself - I assume that is what you would call semi-skimmed? I've also started buying 2% milk for L some of the time as well since I can get it in more interesting flavors but still fairly low sugar.

There are such differing opinions and info out there about dairy. A lot of things say that full fat dairy is healthier for adults as well, but then diet advice always says to go for reduced fat. I don't think either option is the end of the world, it is just a matter of what works well for you and what you are comfortable with doing.
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Re: Full-fat milk to semi-skimmed

Postby ToothFairy » 26 Jan 2015, 21:35

We all have full fat milk here.
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Re: Full-fat milk to semi-skimmed

Postby mamapup » 26 Jan 2015, 21:48

Full fat here or oat milk. I hate full fat though and can't wait to move to semi skimmed when little Croc is bigger.
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Re: Full-fat milk to semi-skimmed

Postby lizandimo » 27 Jan 2015, 01:29

We have 2%/semi-skimmed. I did buy full fat for DD for a little while but she's never really drunk milk so I gave up buying it as I don't really like it.
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Re: Full-fat milk to semi-skimmed

Postby StJuniper » 27 Jan 2015, 04:00

People who don't like full-fat milk confuse me. We will never switch, never, do you hear me? *clutches milk jug*
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Re: Full-fat milk to semi-skimmed

Postby pirate_han » 27 Jan 2015, 06:23

We have actual butter too :scream I can't stand margarine/spread now and it someone else makes a sandwich with it I have to force it down.
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Re: Full-fat milk to semi-skimmed

Postby Nix » 27 Jan 2015, 07:33

We all drink the blue stuff. We use butter too. Im fairly sure the kids school gives the children full fat milk too.
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Re: Full-fat milk to semi-skimmed

Postby pimento » 27 Jan 2015, 08:09

Butter vs margarine- no question, butter every time but that's a different kettle of fish.

At nursery, they give the kids semi-skimmed (2%) once they turn 2.

Anyway, thanks for your replies :)
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Re: Full-fat milk to semi-skimmed

Postby Mummyto1 » 27 Jan 2015, 08:41

We get both but it's full fat only for the kids (including the nearly 7 year old). I won't switch for them. The only reason I get semi-skimmed for us is because I'm more used to it in tea tbh! If I'm making hot chocolate or white coffee I often use the full fat. Seeing as we all eat together if I cook I use full fat.

I'm sure I read something (possibly on here) about full fat being healthier for adults too - something bizarre like it actually has less sugars?
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Re: Full-fat milk to semi-skimmed

Postby Ali70 » 27 Jan 2015, 10:48

Mummyto1 wrote:I'm sure I read something (possibly on here) about full fat being healthier for adults too - something bizarre like it actually has less sugars?


I'm not sure that is has less sugar, but the theory is that the additional fat will slow the absorbtion of the sugar into the system, which means your blood sugars won't rise as high. In practice, as a diabetic, I can tell you for me it makes a tiny difference in rate of blood sugar rise, but not significant enough for it to be a factor in choosing milk. I drink skimmed milk because i prefer it. I'll probably switch Sproglet to semi skimmed once she turns 2. She doesn't drink milk at all but does have it in cereal so i don't think she'll notice the difference.
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Re: Full-fat milk to semi-skimmed

Postby FestiveTidings » 27 Jan 2015, 11:20

We are the opposite! Roo refused full fat but drank semi skimmed so we always used that. Except Nursery use full fat and Roo will now drink it so I'm going to switch as the wee one had full fat!

Tbh I'm not sure why its recommended you switch? We always had full fat growing up and switched to semi skimmed when I was in high school.
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