my son is almost 2 and he is a picky eater. he's starting to get better, but he still just wants to drink milk all day everyday. i know it's good for his bones and development, but he would rather drink that than eat food. is this bad?
Asked by Anonymous at 12:58 PM on Jun. 10, 2009 in Kids' Health
Answer by brantley999 at 2:42 PM on Jun. 12, 2009
I've always wondered that, too! When ds was little he ALWAYS DRANK MILK. Nothing bad ever happened. BUT I figured it'd be a lot healthier if he was drinking other things :-)
Answer by ThorMom21 at 1:05 PM on Jun. 10, 2009
These guys are a bit extreme but they do make some good points. My kids still drink milk but not nearly as much as they used to. I fail to see the benefit in it anymore.
Instead of giving him a full cup at meals, give him half and see if he will eat. He needs the nutrients from real food.
Answer by ReneeK3 at 1:08 PM on Jun. 10, 2009
Answer by bridgeh2o at 1:20 PM on Jun. 10, 2009
Yes, if toddlers drink more than 24oz. of milk per day it can lead to anemia. It fills them up too much, so then they aren't hungry for the foods that they need. If your little one is drinking more than that in a day, it would be best to cut back on the milk and offer water to drink. Be sure he's getting plenty of foods that are high in iron and vitamin C as well. Calcium blocks the absorption of iron, but vit. C helps them absorb the iron from foods.
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