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How much milk should a 17 month old be drinking?

I guess in ounces would be helpful

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staciandababy

Asked by staciandababy at 6:43 PM on Mar. 30, 2011 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • I havent got that far yet but I cant wait to see what someone says
    christinahenry

    Answer by christinahenry at 6:44 PM on Mar. 30, 2011

  • 4 cups-32 oz
    butterflyblue19

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 6:49 PM on Mar. 30, 2011

  • I would say 2-3 4 oz. glasses.
    But_Mommie

    Answer by But_Mommie at 6:50 PM on Mar. 30, 2011

  • 32 oz and 12oz are pretty different!
    staciandababy

    Comment by staciandababy (original poster) at 6:52 PM on Mar. 30, 2011

  • well, I am also one to say that milk isn't necessary anyway seeing as calcium and good fat can be found in a lot of other foods so I may be low...
    But_Mommie

    Answer by But_Mommie at 6:53 PM on Mar. 30, 2011

  • I found a website that says 500ml max, but that's in a different country. I don't know, I just weaned from breastfeeding and she usually does get yogurt and cheese during the day. I just thought because I breastfed 3-5 times a day, she would need milk those times.
    staciandababy

    Comment by staciandababy (original poster) at 6:56 PM on Mar. 30, 2011

  • Reading further into this is just confusing me more! Maybe I should just stay off the internet, lol!
    staciandababy

    Comment by staciandababy (original poster) at 6:59 PM on Mar. 30, 2011

  • If you offer milk at breakfast, lunch and dinner, and water in between for snacks she's getting all the milk she needs. Juice really isn't necessary, so just offer milk and water. If she also eats plenty of dairy products and is picking up the good fat from other sources then less milk some days and more on others won't hurt. I'm not an expert, but 32oz sounds extreme for a child, that sounds more like an adult portion. I'd be more inclined to offer 4-6oz (most children's cups are this size anyways) of milk at meals, and water anytime else. But regardless of actual ounce intake, if you're only offering milk and water to drink along with a balanced diet she'll get the nutrients she needs.
    ba13ygrl1987

    Answer by ba13ygrl1987 at 7:10 PM on Mar. 30, 2011

  • Here this will be easier Children under four requires a minimum 500mg of calcium a day. I had to look that up by the way. lol. So my 2% milk has 300mg per 8 oz. so a little over 12 oz of milk. May as well just ask the ped at your next check p to be sure.
    But_Mommie

    Answer by But_Mommie at 7:15 PM on Mar. 30, 2011

  • My doctor said at least 32 oz a day.
    melly_v88

    Answer by melly_v88 at 8:00 PM on Mar. 30, 2011

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