Milk Does Not Do A Body Good?
Well, I guess when you’re drinking 8+ glasses a day, it doesn’t.
According to our pediatrician, Baby Bug is drinking too much milk which is causing her to be chubby. Chubby! That’s the exact word she used to describe my little girl! However, I guess that’s pretty mild considering at Baby Bug’s 1st year check-up she was called “short, fat, with a big head”. I’m not kidding!
Anyway, apparently children who drink too much milk run the risk of being overweight, constipated, and may become iron deficient. I thought we were doing okay since we only give her skim milk but our doctor recommends that we cut back to only 3 cups a day.
It’s only been a couple of days so far and I can tell this is not going to be an easy transition. Milk is the only thing she wants to drink.
It’s going to be a long road ahead of us!
Comment Spotlight by Autumn @ My MoonBean
Have you considered watering the milk down? I know that seems strange, but I have a friend who has the same problem with her little girl, and they do about 2 parts water and 1 part milk and it doesn’t seem to bother her at all. That way she still gets to drink milk, and doesn’t have to drink anything else, but you are spreading those 3 cups out to 9 each day.
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