How Much Milk

Q: “How much milk should a toddler drink? Our daughter loves whole milk and will gulp down a full bottle 5 times a day. What is the appropriate amount of milk for a 2-year-old?”

A: While whole milk is full of nutrients for your daughter, too much can replace other foods she needs for a well-balanced diet.

Give her milk after she has eaten her meals, rather than before or during. You can also give her a half-full bottle (or less) for snacks.

At this age, you can also switch from a bottle to a sippy cup, which may also reduce the amount. Generally, toddlers should not drink more than 24 ounces of milk per day.

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