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Old 05-12-2011, 06:08 PM   #1
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how much milk does your 2 yr old drink?

I just saw a guideline saying 24 oz a day is plenty

DD drinks at least twice that much.... I guess I will start withholding it and replacing it with iron fortified OJ. She's not a meat or veggie eater. I'm wondering if she needs an iron supplement also

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Old 05-12-2011, 06:26 PM   #2
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Re: how much milk does your 2 yr old drink?

We're on toddler formula but he goes through about a quart/32 oz a day but it may be more or less and we have him on 8-16 oz of Gerbers sips too at night. You can do 1/2 a chewable vitamin.
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Old 05-12-2011, 06:31 PM   #3
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Re: how much milk does your 2 yr old drink?

Maybe 8oz at most. Part of that is sometimes almond milk. Otherwise it's water or occassionally veggie/fruit juice mixed with water. He's 29 months.

I'll add that he's a great eater so we don't add any supplements or vitamins to his diet. My now 5yo was a much different story at his age though!
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Re: how much milk does your 2 yr old drink?

DS has never been much of a milk drinker, maybe 4oz a day if any. He loves yogurt, cheese, meat, and veggies though.

I wouldn't replace it with juice. At least according to our pediatrician, and my research, there is no reason to give kids juice.
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2 year olds should have no more than 16 ounces of milk. My daughter would only drink choc. milk and I added water to it as she wanted to drink numerous cups of milk a day.
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Re: how much milk does your 2 yr old drink?

I believe the recommendation is between 16-24oz/day. I know we planned on DS getting 2-3 8oz sippies a day.

I don't know how much is too much, though. You should talk to the doctor on that one.
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Re: how much milk does your 2 yr old drink?

I'm no help. my dd drinks no milk at all, save the little bit of soy milk on her cereal. She is still breastfeeding though.
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Re: how much milk does your 2 yr old drink?

You really don't need to exchange the milk for juice. Does she drink any water? At age 2 DD was still nursing some, but all she got other than breastmilk, was water until she was 3. Now she only has an occasional glass of milk or juice. If she has a good diet, she shouldn't need anything other than water.
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Re: how much milk does your 2 yr old drink?

DD has probably 3-4 6 oz. sippy cups of milk a day, so about 18-24 oz. She's 29 months.
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My ped says no more than 8oz a day which is one sippy cup. As long as they are getting the vitamins in other forms they really don't need milk..cows milk that is. 48oz of milk a day is..wow. That is a lot and I would seriously cut back.
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