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Is it okay to give my 2 year old milk when she is sick?

Is it okay to give my 2 year old milk when she is sick?

Maybe: Depending on the illness and the kids response, milk may be fine. The fat in milk make it linger in the stomach longer than other liquids and may produce nausea in some. Stomach viruses that produce vomiting are less tolerant to milk for a few days. However, some kids thrive on it and breast milk is tolerated well in most younger kids whatever the illness. ...Read more

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Giving milk to a two year old having flu is fine?

Giving milk to a two year old having flu is fine?

Yes: The main focus in treatment is insuring adequate hydration.If that is what the kid will drink, go ahead and use it. ...Read more

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Is it ok to give my 2 year old breast milk since i just birthed his brother a week ago? My son is 2 years and 2 months old and now that he is a big brother he wants to have what his brother is having when i breast feed him. I tried very hard to breast fee

Is it ok to give my 2 year old breast milk since i just birthed his brother a week ago? My son is 2 years and 2 months old and now that he is a big brother he wants to have what his brother is having when i breast feed him. I tried very hard to breast fee

There : There is nothing unhealthy about your breast milk for your 2 yr. Old. I would recommend that you offer it in a cup though, as there is no reason to encourage your toddler to believe he should be treated the same as a newborn. Some regression in behavior is common when a new baby arrives, but it should not be encouraged. Instead shower your 2 yr. Old with praise for being the very important "big brother.". ...Read more

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Hi my 2 year old has a problem digesting milk. It makes him very uncomfortable and i don't like the idea of giving him soya, can he have lactaid ?

Hi my 2 year old has a problem digesting milk. It makes him very uncomfortable and i don't like the idea of giving him soya, can he have lactaid ?

Yes, if...: Yes, a 2 year old can have lactaid milk (which is cow milk with its lactose already split into simple sugars), if he is not believed to have an allergy to cow milk. ...Read more

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My 25lb 2 year old swallowed 1/4 tube of .25% fluoride toothpaste. Other than giving milk and watching for GI symptoms, is there anything I should do?

My 25lb 2 year old swallowed 1/4 tube of .25% fluoride toothpaste. Other than giving milk and watching for GI symptoms, is there anything I should do?

Poison Control: With any ingestion, i often call the poison control center in las vegas. They are staffed by very well trained individuals who have access to a computer system which usually can identify all the ingredients which are in the substance ingested. As a patient, you can call your local poison control center yourself. Poison control centers are one of the best investments of your taxpayer dollars! ...Read more

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My two year old boy is only 31 inches. Hardly eats anything solid., only has 24oz of milk per day. Should i be worried about his diet and height?

My two year old boy is only 31 inches. Hardly eats anything solid., only has 24oz of milk per day. Should i be worried about his diet and height?

Review his diet...: Review his diet with his pediatrician. A 2 year old should have a regular diet, with similar solid foods as a 3 year old. A diet of mainly milk usually is not healthy enough. If it is the texture he doesn't like, the solid foods can be mashed up and/or made into porridge type soups. ...Read more

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My two year old son refuses to drink milk, what do i do?

My two year old son refuses to drink milk, what do i do?

Other calcium source: Either try flavoring the milk with chocolate or strawberry flavor and if it does not work do not worry. Try other calcium sources like yogurt, cheese, orange juice, broccoli. ...Read more

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My two year old is refusing to drink milk from the bottle before his nap and bed time, what do I do?

My two year old is refusing to drink milk from the bottle before his nap and bed time, what do I do?

Enjoy the progress: A 2 yo should never drink from a bottle anyway and should not be taught to feed before laying down.This does not aid their sleep, it increases the risk they will develop gastroesophageal reflux and heartburn.Bottling also erodes their teeth.Sounds like your kid has figured this out. ...Read more

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How to lose breast milk for a two year old wont stop feeding not really milk in them?

How to lose breast milk for a two year old wont stop feeding not really milk in them?

Time to Wean: When the well is dry, it is time to wean your baby! this can be somewhat traumatic for both mom and baby, but he/she will eventually take to the bottle and/or solid foods, but might certainly experience some crankiness during the transition. This article offers some useful tips: http://www.Lalecheleague.Org/faq/weanhowto.Html. ...Read more