my son is pretty much weaned off formula and as of tomorrow will be on all reg. milk. he seems happy with 6 oz per serving, and drinks 3 a day. I have been hearing 24 oz. is what he should have, but is 18 oz. a day ok? he just turned one. or should I try offering 8 oz at each serving even though he probably wont drink it all? suggestions pleeeeeez thanks =)
Once your baby is weened.. it is assumed that he/she is also being given other forms of food/nourishment (ie; fruit, veggies, protein, dairy, grain). 24oz sounds like a lot to me. Milk is not supposed to "replace" formula/breast milk... but provide a supplement to what your child may not be getting in his/her daily food intake yet. This is a common misconception.
My daughter hated whole milk so I ended up giving her 2%, but she also ate a wide variety of food really well. So, it was not a problem that she was not reaching her milk quota since she was getting her nutritional needs met via other sources.
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