My mother always told me that before 2, milk was the primary food for the baby. If you are concerned, try giving your toddler a smaller bottle of milk and some breakfast with it. You might want to try giving him some breakfast first and the milk later. I used to give my DD2 yogurt mixed with fruit and cereal for breakfast when she was about that age.
About the constipation, water is your friend. If it's really bad, prune juice seems to help my DD2. My friend has twin daughters that are always constipated and she gives them a lot of water. She also had to stop giving them cow's milk and start giving them a toddler formula because they would get more constipated when they drank cow's milk.
at 9:08 AM on Jan. 14, 2011