Kristal - posted on 04/15/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )
Recently, I've noticed that my 13-month old is showing a lot more interest in eating his food and not drinking as much fluids. I don't know if this is just a coincidence or if he is eating so much that he is not in the mood for drinking anything. His Dr. said that he wanted him drinking 16-18 ozs. of milk a day (at least), and some days I can't seem to get him there. Should I be satisfied with the fact that he is eating so much and just let him drink according to what he seems to want, or should I actually limit his food intake in order to leave some room for him to want to drink his milk and water?
Also, one of the other reasons I am sort of concerned about this is my son has always been underweight. So I am hesitant to cut down on his food just to try to get him to drink more. I also don't let him have a sppy cup at his disposal all day long because I don't want him filling up on fluids and then he doesn't want to eat his food. This is also the same reason that I don't usually give him his cup until after he finishs his meals. Whenever I have given it to him during his meals, he starts showing little interest in food.