Laura - posted on 12/01/2011 ( 5 moms have responded )
for as long as I can remember, my son has seemed to have an issue with excessive thirst. I'll get him a sippy or cup full of whatever drink is up in rotation, (juice, milk, water, herbal tea, etc) and he guzzles the drink and immediately asks for more. and if not immediately, then within 5 minutes. this is how it goes all day long. he gets hysterical if i try to make him wait awhile for his next drink, or tell him he has to eat real food first. I've tried to bring this to the doc's attention but he just keeps telling me it's perfectly normal. Has anyone else had this issue crop up? how do i deal with it and could it mean there's an underlying problem causing it? He drinks so much during the day that it effects his appetite! I'm lucky if i can get him to take 4 bites of any meal he's given.