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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. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
2 doctors agree

In brief: It's either a neuro-

developmental disorder with delayed self-help & oral-motor skills or a bad habit Stop all bottles & juice; give water for thirst.
Limit milk to 16 oz./day from an open-mouth cup at sit-down meals. Let her finger-feed 1 tbsp. of each food for 10 min. before offering help. Don't nag or beg. Ignore protests.Take a developmental screen from firstsigns.org to her 1-yr. medical & dental check-up

In brief: It's either a neuro-

developmental disorder with delayed self-help & oral-motor skills or a bad habit Stop all bottles & juice; give water for thirst.
Limit milk to 16 oz./day from an open-mouth cup at sit-down meals. Let her finger-feed 1 tbsp. of each food for 10 min. before offering help. Don't nag or beg. Ignore protests.Take a developmental screen from firstsigns.org to her 1-yr. medical & dental check-up
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Therapy

You probaably need the help of a pediatric feeding specialist for therapy.
Consult with your pediatrician now.

In brief: Therapy

You probaably need the help of a pediatric feeding specialist for therapy.
Consult with your pediatrician now.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Dr. Mark Diamond
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Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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. Holly Maes
Dr. Holly Maes
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Current AAP recommendation is 16-21 ounces of milk & milk products/day maximum.
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