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my daughter is done with formula. what should she be drinking?

Milk? Water? Juice? How much of each and the frequency? I want to make sure she is healthy. She is a little on the chubby side but not bad at all percentage wise.

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samantha21385

Asked by samantha21385 at 10:25 AM on Oct. 11, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • WHole Milk
    LilMomma212

    Answer by LilMomma212 at 10:26 AM on Oct. 11, 2010

  • I would say at least two cups of milk a day, no more than one cup of juice, and the rest of the day you should try and get your child to drink water.
    jroseh68

    Answer by jroseh68 at 10:28 AM on Oct. 11, 2010

  • and like Lilmomma stated it is best to use whole milk.
    jroseh68

    Answer by jroseh68 at 10:29 AM on Oct. 11, 2010

  • whole milk and no more than 3 cups a day. too much milk will cause them to not be hungry and get other sources of nutrition form food, and too much protein from too much milk isn't good for their tummies. juice should be limited also and watered down if possible, about 1 cup a day. lots and lots of water.
    tnm786

    Answer by tnm786 at 10:32 AM on Oct. 11, 2010

  • 4-6 oz of juice, maximum. 3 servings of dairy - so if she's eating a serving of cheese and a serving of yogurt, then only 8 oz of milk - if she gets no other dairy, then 24 oz of milk - whole milk, preferrably. As much water as she wants.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:41 AM on Oct. 11, 2010

  • Chubby or not, give her 3 servings of whole milk. The fat is needed for proper brain development. 1 serving of juice a day is plenty unless you are activing trying to make her GAIN weight, and if she wants more to drink than that, the rest should be water. .
    karamille

    Answer by karamille at 10:44 AM on Oct. 11, 2010

  • Babies need the fats in whole milk for brain development. Whole milk is best, with water being next. Juice is ok. But keep it limited.
    martinmommy26

    Answer by martinmommy26 at 10:45 AM on Oct. 11, 2010

  • All water. Some milk only if she has no other daily (16oz a day max of dairy), 4oz a day of watered down juice max. If she eats high calcium foods, then no need for actual whole milk. If she eats lots of fruit then no need for juice. EVERYONES main liquis should be water. The other stuff is just extra treats.
    BradenIsMySon

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 10:45 AM on Oct. 11, 2010

  • whole milk she is suppose to drink bout 16 ounces an then the rest of the day she can have juice an water
    Minamommy4107

    Answer by Minamommy4107 at 10:46 AM on Oct. 11, 2010

  • As far as the fats kids need for brain growth, they can eat avocado and other good fat foods.
    BradenIsMySon

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 10:50 AM on Oct. 11, 2010

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