At my dd's 2 yr appt, I had asked the dr what she could drink. The dr responded that she could drink anything (flavored water, water, tea- decaf and unsweet, diluted juice, milk).
On the Milk spectrum, I had clarified how much dd should drink- no more than 1 qt (4 cups) a day.
Last night upon picking up dd from my MIL, she asked why dd cannot have more milk, and I explained what the dr had told me, and I added on that too much milk might create an intolerence to the milk. This is not the first time she had asked about the amount of milk she can consume.
I'd like to point out the following:
- Dd does drink quite a bit of juice, but when I give her the diluted juice it tends to be 75% (or more) water and 25% (or less) juice. When DH makes the juice, it is at least 50/50.
- Dd does not like to drink plain water.
- Dd probably does not get the 1qt max of milk per day- not all sippy cups are created equally.
- On rare occasions does she get to sample soda. We don't have soda in the house and it is a treat when we go out to eat.
-Juices we use (from most used to least): Mott's Apple Juice (Original not Mott's for Tot's), Welches Grape (white and regular), Snapple.
My MIL is concerned about the amount of sugar that is in the juice, and that the acid is bothering her skin. I looked at the juice we have given her and the sugars are listed anywhere between 26-36g's per 8 oz serving (undiluted), or in the case of Snapple 58g's for the entire 20oz bottle (undiluted).
With all this information, what can I give our daughter to drink so that my MIL will "get off my back" about trying to find her something else to drink, or push to give her more milk?
MIL stated that "milk is so good for her," and I'm confused and trying to just listen to what the dr said.