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1yr old will only drink whole milk..no table food, sometimes baby food, no water or juice. i need advice on feeding. she cries bc she is hungry. :(?

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Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Needs variety: I have encountered more than one "milk baby" in my career. If they are allowed to, they will hold out for milk alone. Unfortunately, at age 1, this does not provide adequate nutrition. You need to make sure she is eating food first, and if she refuses, you can't give in and reward her with milk just so she'll have something in her system. No more than 20-26 ounces of milk a day. Period.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental and Behavioral 51 years experience
Current AAP recommendation is 16-21 ounces of milk & milk products/day maximum.
Dec 6, 2014
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Therapy: You probaably need the help of a pediatric feeding specialist for therapy.Consult with your pediatrician now.

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