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my toddler does not drink milk at all after she gave up bottle. should i be concerned about growth and strong bones?

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Dr. Cindy Williams
38 years experience Pediatrics
Calcium: If she is between 1 and 2 years, she should have whole milk, about 16oz/day,for the fat, as well as Ca. If she is over 2, then she needs calcium, but it doesn't need to be from milk. Ca for 1-3y is 500mg, 4-8 is 800mg, and 9-18y is 1300mg. They now make juices and other foods with added Ca, or you can use a supplement, even Tums (calcium carbonate).
Answered on Sep 29, 2016
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