How many ounces of milk does your toddler drink per day?

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Morgan Nicole - posted on 12/28/2015

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My 2 yr old son only likes to drink milk or sweet tea but hardly eats at all im worried thats unhealthy

Sheyne - posted on 06/23/2013

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my baby drinks 40 oz. per day and I am worried but she eats well enough of other table foods...is that alright to let her drink that much..tnx

Karen - posted on 09/28/2011

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shaylynn, i was just sharing my experiances with it....once the children i had cut their milk back to 12 ozs, they began eating properly and had no problems again after that. they started on vitamins, but once the milk was cut back they stopped taking the vitamins and all was good. of course everyone is different, it's just a guideline to try to help prevent the problem...in my first post i didn't say it absolutely caused it, i said that it increased the risk of it.

Sharon - posted on 09/27/2011

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Ummm....abuot 8-10oz...that's not including what he has in his cereal. He loves milk, but he only gets a little at breakfast, nap time, and a little after dinner.

Shaylynn - posted on 09/27/2011

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To karen. There are plenty of things that can cause anemia in a child. My daughter got the anemia from her lack of red meat not her milk intake. She still drinks a massive amount of milk and her anemia has yet to come back and its been about 4yrs now. She is exactly where she needs to be as far as her growth and is further in her advancement. So i dnt think that it is fair to say that their milk is causing the anemia when there are plenty of other factors that can cause it as well. "ALL" children are different and so are the ways that their body handle milk.

Shaylynn - posted on 09/27/2011

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My oldest daughter would drink a gallon a day if you let her. She is also a very picky eater, not due to the vast amount of milk she drinks but because she doesnt eat things that are "disgusting" as she puts it. Which is normal for toddlers. My youngest however refuses to touch milk other than cereal she loves to drink water. I guess it really all depends on the person. I personally give my oldest vitaman D milk and my youngest 1%. My oldest has had the anemia since she was a baby because the fact that she does not eat any form of red meat so i give her vitamins that do the trick and have helped. So i would ask the doctor only because all children get affected by milk in all different ways,

Kathy - posted on 09/27/2011

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i have no idea. my dd is 3 and she gets either milk or water with her meals/snack and water throughout the day. i stopped measuring as soon as we switched to whole milk.



i'm not worried because she eats very well and she only eats healthy foods so she gets her calcium/vitamins from other sources other than milk.



she's growing very well and the ped is happy with her growth, height and development so that works for me. i also go by her behavior and she's such a happy kid.

Karen - posted on 09/27/2011

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of course all kids are different jennifer, however, out of 5 children i babysit, 4 of them fell into the "box" and were anemic because of drinking too much milk (they each drank about 20 ozs)

Medic - posted on 09/26/2011

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I'm so glad the Dr's know how much my kid will eat if he drinks x amount of milk. I don't think our kids fit into nice little boxes.

Emily - posted on 09/26/2011

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My doctor just told me today to give my son no more than 12 ounces of whole milk a day because it fills him up and he will eat less.

Nicole - posted on 09/22/2011

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My toddler can go through a gallon of milk every 2-3 days. When she's not drinking milk, she gets water-no juice, kool-aid or anything else that you can think of to drink. It's not for lack of trying, she just prefers her milk. She also loves her fruit and vegetables and eats most of her meals just fine-meat included and we haven't had any health issues with her drinking so much milk.

Medic - posted on 09/22/2011

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My 20 month old drinks 16-24oz a day depending on how much she drinks with her meals. She only gets milk with breakfast, lunch and dinner and water throughout the day. Sometimes with her snacks she gets juice from the juicer.

Karen - posted on 09/22/2011

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my 2 year old drinks about 13 ozs a day. my dr told me to keep it under 16-18ozs because any more then that and it increases the risk of anemia (they fill up on milk then don't eat as much foods that they need to get their iron).

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