How much milk should my 13 month old be getting each day?

Gretchen - posted on 09/13/2010 ( 14 moms have responded )

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My daughter likes a bottle (8oz) in the morning and night, but has really started to refuse it throughout the day. The sitter tells me that she pushes it away and flat out won't drink it. She likes a sippy cup and will drink from it, but not very much. So, she is really only getting 16oz of milk a day. How much does your 13 month old drink, and how could I get her to take more if she needs it?

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I have the opposite problem, my son drinks way too much milk and not enough food. He drinks about 40 oz of milk a day plus about a cup of juice or water. you could try putting chocolate syrup in it.

Toria - posted on 09/16/2010

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My sons nutritionist told me, when we were weaning him off the bottle, he should only have 4oz, 3 or 4 times a day, of whole milk. The rest she said should be in food and snacks. He is now 1 year 3 weeks old and mainly relies on food to fill him :) good luck!! BTW have you tried the sippy cups that don't have a spill proof thing on it? My son can not drink from the ones with it so maybe try an old school sippy cup and she might drink more, it takes a lot of muscle to suck anything out of the spill proof, even for me. Makes a bigger mess but oh well :)

Corie - posted on 09/14/2010

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Our doctor has told us to give her 24 oz of milk a day. She gets 6 in the morning, 12 during the day (2, 6 oz sippies) and 6 at night.

Khushboo - posted on 02/11/2014

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My baby doesnt take milk from the bottle and that is why he doesn't take the proper amount of milk. What to do so that he starts taking milk with bottle. Pls help.

Kathy - posted on 09/15/2010

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I just went to my daughter's doctor and they told me she should drink 2 8ounces servings of milk they asked me how much she is geting and I said about 32, and 4-5 meals a day, not huge meals because she can't eat that much and some juice, she doesn't really like juice. She is not over weight at all, she is in the 25 percentile for her age, she is just a very active little girl, but I will tell everyone who reads this, stop as fast as you can with the milk at night, my first daughter had to have 4 teeth pulled at 3 years old because all she drank was milk I thought it the best, don't give her juice or kool aid, milk is good for you, but although milk is good for you it isn't for your teeth, it eats the enamel off, you should brush their teeth if you give them milk late at night and not with toothpaste they make a special toothpaste for babies that don't have all that stuff they don't need to be swallowing at a young age. My other kids have been to the dentist for years now and no cavities, and no damage, I stopped them by the age of 15 months with milk anytime after about 5pm, and they were fine with their teeth.

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Kim - posted on 09/21/2010

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Once your child is a year old they only need 24oz of dairy a day. I put my daughter onto homo milk and she gets 9oz of milk in the morning and that is it. Other then that she is eating yogurt and cheese and other dairy product to make up the rest. I would not worry if she is not drinking very much just make sure that she is eating it. Good luck and I hope that this helps.

Tanya - posted on 09/19/2010

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Our Pedi said no more than 16 oz a day. I took the bottles away during the say and he gets milk in a sippy with his meals. juice or water inbetween. Im still working on getting rid of the night bottle he drinks one 6oz before bed he goes to sleep at about 5:30 then wakes at about 8pm for another 6oz. THe d

Kari Jane - posted on 09/18/2010

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My little man has 3 6oz bottles a day. If she needs extra give her cheese, yogurts etc. I would change that afternoon bottle for a piece of fruit cos it sounds like she really doesn't want it.

Kathy - posted on 09/15/2010

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A docto/ nutrionist will tell you no more than 16 ounces so you are doing fine, just watch giving it to her at night I have 4 children and learned from my first I gave her milk at night when she was young like that and by 3 she had to have dental surgery, milk eats off the enamel that covers your teeth, but all my children always got more than 16 ounces of milk, if you can get her to start taking water at night it is better, my almost 13 month old daughter probably drinks 32 ounces of milk in a day, but she will drink lots of water, she loves her sippy cup, but she does still drink from a bottle. Also make sure she gets fruits and vegetables in her daily eating and make sure her juices don't have lots of sugar. You are dong fine with the amount of milk she is getting though.

Jocelyn - posted on 09/15/2010

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My daughter gets roughly 4 sippy cups of whole milk a day. Each sippy has 8 to 9 oz of whole milk in them. She gets one first thing in the morning, one around 11am, one around 2-3 pm, and one when she goes to bed. She does not get juice because she does not like juice. I have tried many different flavors of juice and the only juice she will drink is the juice of her fruit cups. I am not to worried about it though. Her doctor said she is doing great. Now if only I could get her to eat more of our food without spitting it out once it hits her tongue. LOL!

Rachel - posted on 09/14/2010

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Yea we put chocolate syrup in our boys milk at first. Like the tiniest amount, but it makes it yummy to them. They loved it.. also just make sure it's not too cold or to warm... it's like goldie locks with babies :) :)

Alicia - posted on 09/13/2010

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are we actually talking about milk, or formula? we took away my daughters bottles and formula just before her first birthday. and so she gets sippy cups, if i had to guess id say probably about 16 oz or so of milk, and the rest of the day is water, and 100% juice. im not exactly sure how much milk they need, but i offer it with her "dry" meals. seems to rinse the food down a little better. also try chocolate and strawberry syrups!! my daughter LOVES her milk with those :)

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