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Stupid Parents magazine had an article about type I diabetes and now I am worried about DD. Ever since I got pregnant and started limiting nursing/nightweaned/mild dried up she drinks a LOT of fluid. I would say like 6 small sippy cups a day. Usually water, or water with a little juice or tea, and raw whole milk at night. before bed. She on occasion will drink the whole thing pretty quickly. And she wets through her dipes (sposies) pretty quickly. Like there has been 2 times at the mall where I had to buy a cheap pair of pants b/c she soaked hers even though she hadn't been changed THAT long before (1-2 hours maybe).<br><br>
The thing is she doesn't have a "lovey" and she is pretty attached to her cups. Like if I end a nursing session (I have NO milk) she says "cup!" and if I am not around she clings to her cup. She likes to have it in the car, at bedtime, etc. So I don't know. I have an appt. with the ped. Thursday, but I just want to know how much your toddlers drink during the day.<br><br>
She is a pretty good eater, eats a variety of healthy foods, but doesn't ever eat much at once- picks through the day. She is pretty skinny 30 inches and 21 lbs? She has been this weight forever it seems. She used to be a nightmare sleeper, but since nightweaning about 4 months ago she pretty much sleeps through the night and takes 1 good nap.<br><br>
ETA: She is completely unvaxed<br><br>
Any thoughts?
 

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Well since you have an appt you'll feel better <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> soon about your child.<br>
My toddler loves milk and milk and water combo. He's not into juice really except at Breakfast time. I'd say he has a drink at the meal and snack times (5 times)<br>
He's very good at asking for a drink when he needs it.<br><br>
Sorry can't be any more reassuring. Hope all goes well.
 

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I think age may play a role in how much they drink. My son is 27 months and still nurses around the clock. We EC, so I know when and how much he pees. We've had a recent decrease in pees without a decrease in nursing, which indicates a decrease in milk production and increase in "comfort" nursing.<br><br>
Starting at 12 months I could see periodic decreases in milk intake and pee. At about 22 months he started asking for cow's milk. I think he still had enough baby in him to want milk, but enough toddler to be too impatient for my flow. He did that for awhile and then pretty much stopped asking for milk. Then he started asking for juice. Now he's asking for more cow's milk.<br><br>
I think it's good to see your pediatrician. Most likely your child is fine, but I figure it's better to ask questions, get checked, and stop worrying once you hear everything is okay.
 

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I'd be concerned if she is asking for cup after cup, like finishes one and wants another right away-that's what my child with diabetes did <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"> He was also waking in the middle of the night wanting to drink more. It's normal for toddlers to graze too. Good luck!
 

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She doesn't ask for cup upon cup of water. I got one of those glucose monitors and randomly took her blood sugar today after she ate breakfast. It was 105 which is normal. I am going to do it again tomorrow morning after she hasn't eaten for 8 hours and see what it says but I feel reassured. And I am still going to keep my ped appt. Thanks!
 

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I have a toddler with the opposite issue. She rarely drinks. She drinks between 1/2-1 sippy of milk in the morning and then water the rest of the day. I almost never refill that sippy of water. She has never "drained" a sippy. She also drinks from our glasses at mealtimes (but still not much) and nurses 3-5x a day. Still it doesn't really seem like alot of liquid to me. If your doc tells you a range of normal, I'd love to hear it.
 

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I would guess DS drinks a minimum of 6 cups of 8 ounces a day water/milk. That isn't counting nursing, I'm pregnant and only have colostrum right now.
 
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