My 2 yr old DD has taken to drinking a lot of milk a day. It's oat milk as she's sensitive to soy and dairy and prefers oat over rice. She used to have a cup in the morning, one just before her nap and one before bed, each about 250ml. The last week she's going through about 2 litres a day.
I offer her food instead, but she gets upset and keeps asking for her milk. I worry because she's such a petite thing anyway, 62cm and 10kg at 26 months. She seems active enough, but having all that milk and not too much food can't be good at this age...can it?
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12-01-2012 13:46 #1
12-01-2012 13:51 #2
2L a day
Does or can she still eat a normal diet? DD went through a milk faze about 4 months ago, I just refused to give it to her and gave her juice or water. I don't know if oat milk is fattening like normal cows milk, but 2L a day can't be good.
12-01-2012 14:00 #3
wow thats a lot.
any chance she's cutting 2yr old molars?
my DD2 is 14mths and always ups the milk intake when she's cutting teeth.
if i think she's having too much milk i water the milk down 2/3 milk 1/3 water so its still a full bottle but its not all milk
12-01-2012 14:07 #4
I don't think oat milk is as fatty, but yeah, I don't know that it's good to have that much regardless. She could be cutting teeth, her sleep has been really disturbed. I've tried just refusing to give it to her, but she just gets upset and refuses to eat anything. She ends up going to bed hungry only to wake a couple of hours later calling for milk..
12-01-2012 16:13 #5
How long has she been doing this?
2L is a lot and oat milk has just over half the amount of fat of regular full cream milk. but she would still be getting around 22 grams of fat from milk alone. Is she eating anything at all?
12-01-2012 16:39 #6
She's picking at food, but not eating as much as she should, no full meals. I also worry about the gluten in oat milk, I know it doesn't have heaps, but she is drinking an awful lot. This has been going on about a week.
Maybe I need to take her back to the MCHN.
12-01-2012 19:24 #7
My friends daughter went through a phase like that at about 2 (cows milk though). She refused to eat food, but was filling up on milk. The trouble with filling up on food is that milk (of whatever variety) isn't really a balanced diet, and it really doesn't contain all the vitamin and minerals a small, busy body needs.
My friend ended up having to put her foot down and refuse her milk except before bed, and not til after meals (despite mighty protests!) and she eventually went back to eating properly...Maybe just need to put your foot down for a few day....
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