My daughter had her 18 month appointment today and she has dropped in the percentiles. I know this can happen... she barely gained from her 15 month appointment, which made it a drop from about 50th to 25th. She did have a horrible week of eating about 2 weeks ago when her incisors were coming in at the same time as she had a double ear infection... she would take a bite of food and burst into sobs. Anyway, since she's been over that stuff she's been her usual hungry self. But this drop in the percentiles made her pediatrician look "right" on one thing -- my daughter won't drink milk. She eats yogurt or cheese with every meal, even most snacks, so I think she's getting plenty of calcium, vitamin D. She eats tons of spinach and broccoli, too. Last well visit the doctor actually suggested we withhold water to try to get her on milk, and I just didn't think it was necessary. Now she's really pushing it. Would you be worried?Answer Question
Answer by Phippsandrea at 8:41 PM on Mar. 9, 2010
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Answer by IndieJones at 8:53 PM on Mar. 9, 2010
If she is eating plenty of other calcium rich foods she doesn't need milk.
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