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    Default how much milk does an 18 month old need ?

    Also how many calories do they need ? Doc says I need to add whipping crea, etc., to her food to get her weight back up. She wont eat it. She is so picky- chicken tenders sauted in olive oil is pretty much all she will eat and not much at that

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    Default Re: how much milk does an 18 month old need ?

    Will she dip the chicken in anything? Like guacamole? Or a sauce made with sour cream or full fat yogurt? What about smoothies?

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    Default Re: how much milk does an 18 month old need ?

    They don't *need* any CM at all. Calcium can be obtained from lots of other sources. My DS hates CM and so he never drank a glass in his whole life. We do yogurt and cheese though.
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    Default Re: how much milk does an 18 month old need ?

    What about peanut butter? Super high in fats and calories. Good protein source too.
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    Default Re: how much milk does an 18 month old need ?

    dr sears has some great books about nutrition check out his web site.
    http://www.askdrsears.com/



    http://www.askdrsears.com/html/4/T040100.asp

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    Default Re: how much milk does an 18 month old need ?

    tell us more about toddlers weight gain
    are they still nursing any?

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    Default Re: how much milk does an 18 month old need ?

    She is still nursing a little- mainly at night and morning. I am not sure how much she gets. Cant be much... as my supply was dropping and I ahd to take domperidone since jan. I had recently strted tapering off the domperidone, hoping to wean her. I suppose I need to go back up...

    To anwer your questions:
    she wont dip chicken in anything. It has to be a specific texture or she wont eat it. She will eat scrambled egg- about 1 egg in the morning- that is her bggest meal.

    She was in the 50th percentile and has dropped to 25th percentile over 2 months.

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    Default Re: how much milk does an 18 month old need ?

    Can you add milk and cheese (or at least cheese) to the scrambled eggs??

    Flax oil is a good supplement for weight gain - super healthy - not much taste and can be added to almost anything (eggs, toast, oatmeal, etc.)

    Olive oil is good, too, although it sounds like you are already doing that.

    Also, if she hasn't lost any weight, it might be ok if she has dropped a little in percentiles. Doctors get concerned about the percentiles, but don't forget that the more active your baby is, the more they will drop... and that's not always a *bad* thing. My first dropped from the 90th percentile to the 50th when he was 6 mo. old - the doctor was concerned, but without reason because he hadn't actually lost any weight. just started to be more active.

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    Default Re: how much milk does an 18 month old need ?

    yup and some todlers will drop in weight but gain in height...
    IF they are wetting well and pooping well then you know they are getting the food and milk they need.

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    Default Re: how much milk does an 18 month old need ?

    did they check her iron? My dd had low iron and refused most foods.
    once her iron levels were beter she ate more foods.

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