United States
November 13, 2008 11:32pm CST
How many ounces of milk do your kids drink everyday? My pediatrician said, kids should have atleast 16 ounces of milk everyday. But my kids are not drinking that much. I dont know what I should do now. I tried all the flavored milk, they like chocolate flavor for sometime. But now they are not drinking that too
4 responses
• India
15 Nov 08
Milk is a must for growing children.It should be consumed in adequate quantity.I know children dont like plain milk.Try adding different flavors.You may try giving it along with kellogs.Dont force them to drink.But do be a bit strict when it comes to drinking milk.Tell them about the ill effects and the good thing about having milk.
@arunmails (3012)
• India
15 Nov 08
Yes, every kid should drink about 16 ounces of milk till when they reach at the age 8........ if your kid is not drinking that much...... try it with the "Kellogs"..... it is the sweet food made with corns and other cereals..... mix it with milk..... and give them...both are good food... so they get more proteins......
@Yori88 (1468)
• Philippines
14 Nov 08
In order to have our kids drink milk is to educate them about the importance of drinking such and the nutrients they can get from milk that will help them grow healthier. Kids will avoid milk if they don't like the taste but if you will try to introduce something different and at least play with them when they are drinking, then you could convince them to make drinking milk a habit. My one and a half months old son drinks 4 ounces of milk every 3 hours. His pediatrician said he's big for his age but she didn't recommend any way to at least limit the intake of milk. Milk is good for health and moms should include this in their kids' diet.
@lilybug (21145)
• United States
14 Nov 08
My daughters doctor told me when she turned one that I should not let her drink more than 12-15 ounces of milk a day. She always drinks that much and still wants more. Sometimes I will give her a little bit more. I have never had trouble getting her to drink it. You could try increasing the amount of other dairy they get to make up for the milk. Cheese, yogurt...things like that.