#29: Milk and Breastfeeding Requirements for Toddlers

milk and breastfeeding requirements for toddlers

In this episode, I’m answering a SUPER popular question that I get – how much milk should a toddler drink a day? I’m breaking this all the way down for you! I’m talking about quantities, benefits, and the pitfalls of too much of a good thing. I’m even answering a question from a listener regarding breastfeeding interfering with solid foods!

My goal is for you to take what you learn in this episode, and apply it to your family in a way that suits your individual family’s needs. Every family is unique, and offering a blanket “one size fits all” recommendation, when it comes to eating, particularly when it comes to serving milk when there are so many alternatives and specifics, is just not possible. So please, keep this in mind, and remember that every toddler is unique – your toddler may be obsessed with milk, or they may absolutely hate it! That is definitely going to affect how you apply what I speak about in this episode.

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Additional Resources:

If you’re looking for a complete guide on nutrition for your toddler, and how to handle that picky stage I talk about in this episode – enroll in my Feeding Toddlers course today! I’ll walk you through step-by-step how to feed your toddler, and how to address any picky eating tendencies that come up – which can be very common in toddlerhood! Can’t wait to have you in the course! (https://mylittleeater.com/feeding-toddlers/)

Want to listen to the episode I mention today about a toddler that’s refusing to eat? Listen in here: https://mylittleeater.com/21-what-to-do-when-your-toddler-just-wont-eat/

Thinking of starting to wean your toddler from breastfeeding? Or do you just want to learn the info for when you’re ready? Read all about my best tips here: https://mylittleeater.com/the-best-strategies-for-weaning-off-breastmilk/

Skip To…

What I mean when I say “milk” (0:40)

Is milk too good to be true? (2:04)

How to know if your toddler is getting enough milk (4:03)

A question about breastfeeding from a listener (5:26)


meet edwena

Registered pediatric dietitian, mom of two picky-turned-adventurous eater, and the creator of the Texture Timeline™ – an exclusive tool to help move your baby through easy to more advanced purees and finger foods to prevent picky eating.

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