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how much cows milk does a one year old need throughout the day?

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Asked by turqoiswaters20 at 4:23 PM on Mar. 26, 2010 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • Honestly, none.
    No one "needs" dairy or any kind. There are other ways to get calcium.

    Answer by Laila-May at 4:24 PM on Mar. 26, 2010

  • Sorry, *of* any kind.


    Answer by Laila-May at 4:25 PM on Mar. 26, 2010

  • They NEED water, they only NEED dairy products, not neccessarily milk. Milk is taken in by the body as food, not, hydration. So, when you look at the doc recommend:600 mls of milk (about 2 ½ cups) a day is plenty. It is only one part of what toddlers eat and drink and other foods are needed too.
    It is important that children do not drink so much milk that they won't eat other foods as this is a common cause of health problems (such as iron deficiency anaemia) in toddlers.
    That is all the milk they should get, no more. Then, it should be water only. They also don't NEED juice, they can have real fruit

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 4:30 PM on Mar. 26, 2010

  • 16-24 ounces of milk, unless there are other sources of dairy. We stick with 16 ounces because our son generally has yogurt with breakfast or lunch. After that, he drinks water.

    Answer by missanc at 5:07 PM on Mar. 26, 2010

  • No more than 20 oz.

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:17 PM on Mar. 26, 2010

  • I have been told 14-20 ounces by my sons doctor. He drinks 16 ounces per day.

    Answer by dakajazz23 at 10:16 PM on Mar. 26, 2010

  • none, my one year old doesnt drink cows milk, she does not like it at all. we make sure she gets another source of calcium but cows milk is not needed.

    Answer by MomNbabyGirl009 at 12:04 PM on Mar. 28, 2010

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