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toddler hardly drinking milk

it's past noon and he hardly even drank 4 oz yet....but he'll eat...when it happens, how long does it last? should I worry?

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Asked by Anonymous at 12:30 PM on Jan. 22, 2010 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • maybe your toddler doesn't like milk. as long as he is eating other things (cheese, yogurt, leafy greens) that are rich in calcium it's not a big deal.

    If this is a first time occurrence you child might be getting sick. just pay attention to his body signs.

    Answer by outstandingLove at 12:35 PM on Jan. 22, 2010

  • It's fine, just fill in his daily calcium requirement with some yogurt or cheese for snacks or with supper.

    Answer by missanc at 12:36 PM on Jan. 22, 2010

  • my dd hasnt had a drop of milk in over a year!! as long as he is getting others food with calcium he is k

    Answer by piwife at 1:25 PM on Jan. 22, 2010

  • He probably figured out that he is not a baby cow. Just make sure that he drinks water. Like many other nutrients, and despite the claims of the dairy industry, plant based calcium is superior to animal based. While cow mild is rich in protein, the kind of protein that is contains is casein, while human milk protein is lactalbumin, with is easily digestible; more the 50% of casein isn’t digested and can cause health problems later in life, like food allergies. Here is some of what the doctors at the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine say:


    Answer by rkoloms at 3:58 PM on Jan. 22, 2010

  • My son didn't drink milk at first either. We started putting a little bit of strawberry milk in and he started drinking more 8-10oz a day. That was at 12 months. At about 15 months he started drinking a lot more milk and he'd drink 30+oz if we let him!

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:15 PM on Jan. 22, 2010

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