Maria Monteverde RD CDN. Nutritionist. Schneider Childrens' Hospital. DrMDK.com
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Male Speaker: Child a year old, normally a year old kids are all 20-22 pounds and usual 130 inches but the kids 25 pounds, he is heavy. What tips could you give a one year old that's getting a little bit too heavy, the parent really doesn't want that happen the pediatrician doesn't want that to happen. What tips could you give to that one year old? Female Speaker: Basically I will just start reviewing the diet and I would basically make suggestions based on their diet. If they are eating a lot of high calorie snacks, again if they are grazing throughout the day. Also we could also switch to possibly a 2%, milk, which is also little controversial with some pediatricians are comfortable with that because it is so high in that content and -- Male Speaker: You also will limit the amount of milk-- Female Speaker: And the amount of milk yes, you want to limit the amount of milk also. Some children that are drinking 30-48 ounces a day which is definitely way too much may be want to cut it back to more like 18-24 ounces. Male Speaker: So in other words we can create an eye deficiency anemia by consumption of too much milk. Female Speaker: Yes.