When deciding on the milk to give your child follow these guidelines: Give full cream milk to children between 1 and 2 years of age.
Whole milk has 4% fat. Children over 2 years of age do not need full cream milk. Choose low fat (reduced fat) milk. Low fat milk has 1 to 2% fat. Don’t give skim milk (’99.9% fat free’) to children under 5 years old.