Nutrition for 2 - 5 year oldsAre you a parent of a pre-schooler, who is concerned about your little one's nutritional needs? Join our discussion to clear your doubts, share your journey, know from our experts and explore more about nutrition for your child.
Roopa MSep 09, 2019
@Kavita Mahesh Hello Kavitha, I have had bournvita and horlicks when I was a child and have given my kids too when they were little. I never liked plain hot milk and for me milk tasted better with horlicks or bournvita. Milk is considered a healthy drink, so all moms would want their children to benefit from it. Since toddlers and children beyond that age need more solid food and eat a variety of dairy products like cheese, yogurt, butter etc., even if they miss drinking a glass of milk here and there, don’t worry. I think they should enjoy their glass of milk with their favourite flavour. Even turmeric and cardamom change the taste of plain milk and some children enjoy milk in the form of hot or cold chocolate milk. I have also given pediasure for a few weeks to one of my kids because she liked pediasure- strawberry flavour a lot. Hope this helps:)Reply
Team ParentCircleSep 11, 2019
@Kavita Mahesh Dear Parent, Commercially available health drinks may not be advisable because they are high in sugar. Children refusing to drink milk is one of the first problems every parent tends to face. However, milk should be a part of the child's diet to meet his/her nutritional needs, especially calcium. There are ways that can help your child to get used to drinking milk. The best way to get your child drink milk is to add some healthy flavoring. Add a few dates to the milk for added taste. Another option is to puree strawberries or other fruits into the milk. You can also make your own health drink mix at home. You can use ragi, jowar, nuts and other millets to make the health mix. This mix can be cooked with milk.Reply