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My toddler loves milk. How much milk should he consume in a day? Does that affect the amount of other dairy he consumes, like cheese and yogurt?

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Dr. David Reddell
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In brief: About 16 oz.

Most toddlers need about 16 oz a day of dairy products.
Low fat milk is recommended once they turn 2 years old. Excessive milk usually results in a child not eating well, because it keeps them feeling satisfied. It can also contribute to constipation. There can also be chronic blood loss in the intestines, resulting in anemia in some children.

In brief: About 16 oz.

Most toddlers need about 16 oz a day of dairy products.
Low fat milk is recommended once they turn 2 years old. Excessive milk usually results in a child not eating well, because it keeps them feeling satisfied. It can also contribute to constipation. There can also be chronic blood loss in the intestines, resulting in anemia in some children.
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