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How much should my one year old be eating? And how much milk should he be drinking a day?

Steven is either a great eater, or Im not feeding him enough! Lately he has been finishing his meals without a fight, just wondering if portions are right. Plus he snacks on cheerios & yoghurt. He has 2 bottles of milk per day, Is that enough?

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Asked by StevensMommy07 at 12:02 AM on Nov. 21, 2008 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • 16 to 24 ounces is plenty. Milk is a great drink. But it is only a drink. It gives him some protein, some vitamin D and calcium. But too much will keep him from eating food, can make him anemic, and can give him constipation.

    Answer by kaycee14 at 12:06 AM on Nov. 21, 2008

  • no more than 16oz of milk a day, and if he's eating like that all of a sudden then more than likely it's a growth spurt. my 1 year old, well when he first turned one, he ate breakfast, lunch and dinner. that was it. now, he eats breakfast (waffles, oatmeal, grits, pop tarts, breakfast oatmeal cookie, toast, omelets, pancakes..tha'ts about all he'll eat for breakfast), lunch(a sandwich that is just bread a cheese, chicken nuggets, grilled cheese, quasedia), a snack after nap time (100 calorie pack, oatmeal bar, nutri grain bar, teddy grams), and then i put the dinner in front of him and he looks at me like " you seriously think i'm going to eat this?" and it ends up on the floor. unless it's chicken nuggets, hot dogs (and it has to have chilli or ketchup) or pizza, he won't eat it.

    Answer by armywife43 at 12:11 AM on Nov. 21, 2008

  • he's in that picky eating stage, especially when it comes to dinner. i used to be able to put speghetti, alfredo, hot dogs, veggies, ect. in front of him and he'd eat it no problem. so now i have to improvise and buy the V8 Fusion, the Juicy Juice Harvest Surprise, and the pediasure (nutri-pals) drinks so he would get his nutrients. he's 20 months now.

    Answer by armywife43 at 12:11 AM on Nov. 21, 2008

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