My son is 21 mos, and drinks a lot of milk. I know the doctors say they should have no more than 24 ounces of milk because otherwise it will cut into their food consumption. My DS is a big boy - about 30 pounds but very lean, just tall and broad shouldered. He eats a lot as it is (more than most kids his age I think) and I wonder if the milk "rules" are made for average size kids, or if I'm messing up his nutrition. He has about 28-32 ounces of milk on average in a day. An average day's food is something like a yogurt, a piece of fruit, a cup of vegetables, 1/4 cup of meat, several starches like bread/waffle/pasta (1/2 - 1 cup of pasta), and a few slices of cheese.
Do you think I should push to cut down on the milk, or leave it as is? I think since he's growing he probably needs the calcium. What do your kids eat and drink? Do you think this amount is ok?