He's starting to concern me but, I'm trying to avoid a doctor visit if necessary. He drinks no less than 6 8oz. cups of milk a day. He was 2 in April.
Asked by Anonymous at 5:33 PM on Jun. 17, 2009 in Kids' Health
Answer by Anonymous at 8:05 PM on Jun. 17, 2009
Answer by tyfry7496 at 5:43 PM on Jun. 17, 2009
Answer by kaycee14 at 6:22 PM on Jun. 17, 2009
Answer by aubrees_mommie at 6:29 PM on Jun. 17, 2009
So, I'm guessing his 1/4- 1/2 gal of milk a day is a little much. He does have sippys of water also. I don't even buy juice. I'm wondering if there could be an underlying problem that is causing him to want that much to drink during the day? He doesn't eat a whole lot. Filling up on fluids.
Answer by Anonymous at 7:30 PM on Jun. 17, 2009
Answer by Autumn22 at 7:34 PM on Jun. 17, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 9:23 PM on Jun. 17, 2009
Toddlers should not drink anymore than 24oz. of milk per day, because too much milk can lead to anemia. Preferably, their milk and dairy intake should be3 - 4 servings a day. A serving for a toddler equals 4 oz. milk, 1/2 oz. cheese, 4 oz. yogurt or cottage cheese. I would probably have your toddler tested for anemia. Also be sure he is eating plenty of iron rich foods, and don't give him milk at the same time because calcium can block the absorption of iron. Give him something that is high in Vitamin C (such as orange juice or strawberries) w/ iron rich foods as the Vit. C can help absorb the iron.
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