Childhood Diseases

Posted by: R | 2013-01-15


13 month old and milk

HI Doc, my son is 13 months old. Milk feeds have always been an issue with him.
He is now eating most solids, but his liquid intake is minimal. he may drink 120ml milk at his morning nap, and couple of sips of water/ juice during the day. His night feeds have gone from 500ml to less than 250ml. I don''t mind giving him the night feeds as this covers up for the lack of milk/ liquids during the day.
I am concerned about his bone and teeth development and growth as he grows. How much milk should he be drinking at this age? I try to give him sips of water as often as possible during the day as he does not seems to like drinking from his bottle or feeding cup.
He is on Nido.
Other than this there are no other problems.
Many thanks - R

Expert's Reply



It would help to know your baby son's weight. Taking the average weight for a baby boy of 10kg, your baby needs 1000ml per day. Of this about 600ml should be milk at his age. Always offer him fluids before giving him his other food.

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