Question about Toddler formula/cows milk
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|Fri, 12-02-2011 - 9:36am|
I haven't been here much lately :) I wanted to pop in and ask a few questions about some information (misinformation?) from my daughter's doctor. She's always been at the very bottom of the weight spectrum and dropped to 15% for weight at this last visit (only from 20 percentile, she's always been tiny). She just had a growth spurt and IS gaining weight, so I wasn't worried about it. My doctor recommended pedisure, toddler formula, or increasing her cows milk. I told him she doesn't drink cows milk. My doctor pretty much went off on me and told me I needed to be giving her milk at the very least, but he preferred a toddler formula because of her weight. I told him absolutely not, that she eats an INCREDIBLY varied diet for a two year old including: fruits, veggies (and leafy green veggies), fish, beans, tofu, soy products, cheese, yogurt, and cottage cheese. I told him I felt with a varied diet supplementing vitamins wasn't necessary, and that she has never been a milk drinker and I won't force her to drink something. He sent me home with all of these dietary guidelines that state (without sources of course) that toddlers need whole milk and the toddler formulas were another healthy alternative for children that won't drink milk. And get this, he felt she would drink it because it came in chocolate flavor! Ugh!