Full fat milk fat content?

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Full fat milk fat content?

Postby Mrs Aroo » 25 Jan 2008, 19:39

Does anyone know what the fat content is of normal full fat milk available in the UK? If not could someone who has some have a quick look in their fridge for me?

I know that when you start replacing breast or formula milk with cow's milk, full fat is recommended.

We can't get fresh pasteurised milk kere, only UHT, and the highest fat one is 2.5%. Is that high enough? If not what do I do?

I want to start giving him cow's milk when he turns one (still 3 months away) if at all possible.
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Postby Mrs Aroo » 26 Jan 2008, 08:05

Thanks for the info everyone.

Yes UHT is revolting, although the one with the most fat is slightly better than the skimmed version which as far as I can work out is basically brown water.

However it's amazing what you get used to after a while - I'm a cereal addict so I have to have milk with it... and you forget eventually what you're missing!

Not sure we can get evaporated milk here either, I've never seen it... and I'm sure it would be imported & expensive if you could find it.

So I guess we'll go with the UHT & lots of cheese, yoghurt and lebneh (strained yoghurt).
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Postby Eleanor » 26 Jan 2008, 09:04

Yes, don't worry about it, you'll find lots of other ways to include good fats in his diet. DD is dairy-allergic so I can't give her full-fat milk, yogurt, cheese, any of that stuff - and she's fine :)
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Postby PerpetualMadness » 26 Jan 2008, 09:50

Skimmed UHT milk is the only kind I can cope :scream with probably because it's so little like milk! I use that for me and buy whole fresh milk for pumpkin. Can you get powdered milk and make it up to the right fat content? I think powdered milk is vile too (but we've already established that I hate milk :wink:). It might be an alternative though?
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Postby ches » 26 Jan 2008, 15:15

Actually powdered milk doesn't taste bad and friends can post it to you because it's not that heavy.
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Postby Mrs Aroo » 26 Jan 2008, 21:15

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Postby hazELLEnut » 27 Jan 2008, 11:55

I'd steer clear of the evaporated milk - it has a really high sugar content. Although it's all natural sugar in the milk (lactose, I guess), rather than added refined sugar, it's still really bad for the teeth. I know because we used to give it to our cat when I was little, and all her teeth rotted away and fell out as a result.
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Postby silkek » 29 Jan 2008, 11:44

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Postby Aitch » 29 Jan 2008, 14:11

poor ellie's cat...

i know, what do they do to those little syrian babes, mrsaroo? i'd keep an eye on calcium and fats if you're worried about milk by the way. sardines are a good source, oddly enough.
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Postby Mrs Aroo » 30 Jan 2008, 20:04

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Postby silkek » 31 Jan 2008, 18:28

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Postby Mrs Aroo » 31 Jan 2008, 20:51

It seems to be part of the whole cultural bias towards boys. Boys are also disciplined less (if at all) and aren't expected to do anything round the house etc while girls get given chores from a relatively young age.

In more traditional homes, the strongest relationship in the family is between the mother and son(s) NOT between the parents...

However Syria is much more open than some places and girls are educated equally and in fact I've heard there are more girls graduating from universities than boys, and women can work in shops, as doctors, nurses, accountants, engineers, lawyers etc etc. You don't see women taxi drivers... (but then, how many women taxi drivers are there in the UK? Ten?)

Anyway I am extremely impressed that we got here from the fat content of milk :wink:
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