For the past few weeks I have been weaning my daughter from bottle to cup. She uses the sippy cup without a problem but I've found she drinks a lot less milk. Should I be concerned? Or trying to add more dairy and calcium to her diet?

asked 10 Sep '09, 12:09

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Tammy ♦♦

I found this baby food chart to be really useful because it has actual quantities:

It says after one year, "at the minimum, your toddler should be eating": 2 cups of milk.


answered 11 Sep '09, 03:23

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Thank you. I guess she actually does get at least 2 cups per day.

(12 Sep '09, 12:35) DLCmommy

When I first weaned my son from formula to whole milk he wasn't too happy at first. He didn't fuss but he didn't drink as much at first. But we continued to provide him only milk from a sippy cup and now he drinks the recommended amount. He is 16 months old now. I would give your daughter a few weeks just to get used to the taste and if she is still not drinking enough I would ask your pediatrician about it. I also give my son cheese, yogurt and cottage cheese to make sure he is getting enough calcium.


answered 18 Sep '09, 13:33

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Hi Superstar, I was just coming on to the site to find an answer to my question of when my baby should stop drinking formula and solely go to whole milk and I stumbled upon this stream.
. When did you wean your son, was he 12 months old? Is this when I should make the transition? Do they still eat formula AND whole milk for a while? . My son is 8 months old and still gets up once a night to drink. Do I assume by 12 months old he will eat enough solids & whole milk that he will not be hungry in the night?

(08 Apr '10, 19:37) DazedandConfused

I just had a conversation with our daughter's dietician (as Sick Kids in Toronto) 2 days ago about her milk consumption (she is almost 13 months old) and she said we should be shooting for minimum 500 ml per day and we can go as high as 750 ml per day.

She said to limit juice consumption to 120 ml per day too - I know you didn't ask but I just thought I would throw that in too.


answered 04 Oct '09, 02:55

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Answers to this question ( seem to suggest limiting to 500 mL per day up to 24 months.

(15 Mar '10, 09:02) Scott ♦♦

I'd advise you to read up a little about milk, especially the China Study. Milk may not be as good for us as we think it is. It makes the body acidic. and the body actually draws calcium away from the bones to neutralise it. Besides, unless you are buying organic milk,it will be filled with pesticides, hormones, antibiotics and... pus. Yes, pus.


answered 19 Sep '09, 19:54

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Eternal voyageur, thank you for your post. Can you please provide a link or two to studies discussing the information you provided?

(19 Sep '09, 19:57) Tammy ♦♦

-1 Please understand that there's no way for us as readers to know if you're an expert on this subject or not. This type of answer needs to include a link to a reputable source (like the China Study, if that's what you're basing it on). Please read the faq at about what types of answers are acceptable. Thanks!

(19 Sep '09, 20:32) Scott ♦♦
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