My two girls are still taking 3 times of milk daily in between 2 main meals of rice, porridge or noodles. One feeding in the morning before they go to school, one feeding in the noon before their nap and the last feeding is before bedtime at night. They both had successfully weaned from bottle, and started to drink from cup since April this year. April takes 7 oz of milk and May takes 5 oz each feeding.
When the refrigerator is stocked up with yogurt drink, I will substitute one of the milk feedings with the yogurt drink on weekend afternoon. Yogurt is also a good source of calcium and protein. Besides, it contains of other health benefits.
Here are just a few of its health benefits in the daily diet:
o It's loaded with friendly bacteria called lactobacillus acidophilus that is tolerated and assimilated better by those with allergies.
o Vitamins B and C are increased when raw milk is fermented into yogurt and other products, like kefir and raw cheeses.
o It protects from bone loss.
o Fermenting milk breaks down difficult to digest milk proteins, so those that are lactose intolerant can usually enjoy the healthy benefits of yogurt.
o Lactase is an enzyme in fermented milk that breaks down the lactose in the digestive system, so yogurt improves digestion.
o Yogurt is very beneficial for young nursing mothers, children, the elderly and those that are ill.
o Yogurt helps fighting infectious diseases.