Milk, milk, milk
Hi everyone! So I’m just looking for some input from other parents on toddler milk consumption. My daughter was breastmilk and formula fed her entire first year, and everything went really well. She slowly trimmed down her breastmilk and formula consumption to around 20oz as she increased her solids intake and everything seemed fine. She’s always been in ~70th percentile for weight and 80th for height. Around 12.5 months I started to the transition to whole milk and still everything was fine. She was drinking around 15oz of milk and plenty of water at that point. Solids have never been a problem, she eats well. Then out of nowhere she slowly started to increase her milk. I talked to her pediatrician at her 15 month appointment because she was back up to drinking around 20oz. Her pediatrician wasn’t concerned. Now she’s up to around 30oz of whole milk a day!!! She also drinks water really well (around 10-16 oz of water per day). And she eats solids. She doesn’t “seem” overly big. She isn’t showing any signs of anemia (my concern there is the whole problem of calcium blocking iron absorption). I am not scheduled to bring her back in for another month for her 18 month checkup. I will call the office sometime next week but I just wanted to see if anyone else’s toddlers drink this much milk. Thank you!!