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What kind of milk and how much milk should your child drink after he or she turns a year old


Asked by survivormama10 at 9:16 PM on May. 17, 2011 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • my pediatrician switched my kids to whole milk after one year. i cant remember how many ozs a day they were drinking though

    Answer by mykidsmom86 at 9:18 PM on May. 17, 2011

  • i was on WIC and the nurses would always tell me that whole milk was best because a baby needs a certain amount of fat for a healthy diet and I just feed mine the same amout they were taking in formula at the switch but i belive a dr will tell u the correct amout of servings per day for the baby


    Answer by mom2-6mineNhis at 9:22 PM on May. 17, 2011

  • whole milk

    Answer by mkdirector2011 at 9:28 PM on May. 17, 2011

  • Our dietician said absolutely no more than 24 oz in a day. If they are drinking more milk than that they will likely not eat enough food to keep them healthy. Milk is not enough after 1 yr. Also. Do not switch to 2% or skim untill2 years of age according to our dietician.

    Answer by GrnEyedGrandma at 9:28 PM on May. 17, 2011

  • my kids' ped wated mine on whole milk, my dd tolerated it fine but my ds spits up alot with whole milk so he's on 2%

    Answer by josiesmommy00 at 10:18 PM on May. 17, 2011

  • My son is lactose intolerant so no milk for him. He drinks almond milk and gets the necessary fats, calcium and vitamin D from better sources. Cows milk isn't a necessity for a child at all.


    Answer by chaiteamomma at 10:04 AM on May. 18, 2011

  • Mini, why is cows milk not good for people?? I have never heard of any illness or people dropping dead after drinking milk. What are the facts behind your statement. Maybe I missed something, but they still sell cows milk in stores. So it must not be that deadly.

    Answer by MKSers at 12:22 AM on May. 19, 2011

  • Whole milk for sure. And about as much as s/he wants. Like a cup of milk with every meal or maybe a sippy to carry around as long as its not for hours cuz the milk will get warm and go bad

    Answer by Butterflysky_24 at 5:30 PM on May. 19, 2011

  • Mine got 100% breast milk until they were 8 years old (from the breast until 5 and expressed/from a cup from 5-8). After milk at all. Human milk is for baby/young humans, animal milk is for baby animals.

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:20 AM on May. 21, 2011

  • they don't need to drink milk at all.

    Answer by princessbeth79 at 9:18 PM on May. 17, 2011