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12-23-2006, 09:04 AM
Does anyone have young children? My daughter is 3 and she will drink and drink all day long. However trying to get her to eat food is often a challenge.
She drank about 22 oz of liquid yesterday. Which has been a combination of rice milk and water. This is typical for her. She weighs about 25lbs.
My friend thought that maybe she may have diabetes. We have been nearly raw for over 2 years, I can not say that she is a diabetic, but it is troubling for me.
I supplement her because I know she isnt eating enough. I add greens and hemp and things like that to her milk. I dont know if the greens that I give her dry her out, but I give her about a teaspoon size.
We do not have a history of diabetes in our family.
If you can advise me, I would appreciate it.
12-23-2006, 01:17 PM
Have you seen the pediatrician? Perhaps it might be a good idea to have some tests run on her to check her blood glucose level (for diabetes) and have other labs drawn. I really hope things go smoothly and that she is healthy. Best wishes to you. Keep us updated!
12-23-2006, 05:32 PM
Why rice milk? Is this something you make yourself? I don't know that much about children but I'd change up and maybe do fresh-squeezed organic o.j.; fresh juiced apples; green smoothies. What else is she eating? Anything salty on a regular basis?
Is she 100% raw?
Does she sleep a lot? How's her energy level?
Without more information, hard to give more information or suggestions.
12-23-2006, 09:19 PM
I am not sure..but that does not seem like too much to me... certainly not enought to worry about diabetes...
My son is 23..but I remember him drinking a lot..and this link goes to a site where they say that children evaporate more water off than adults through their skin...due to the increased ration of skin to body mass...
I agree though..and the site the link goes to says also..that children should ideally not drink any sugared drinks...then, her thirst will guide her drinking..rather than an appetite for the sweetness.. i am not sure if you are using the packaged rice milk..or somehow making your own..but that might be something to try..limiting her to water and fresh juices...
anyway..I hope this helps...:)
12-24-2006, 06:56 AM
THe thirst would not be my concern. A trip to the pediatrician is in order if she drinks then very quickly urinates.
12-26-2006, 08:59 AM
Thank you everyone for your suggestions. I have left her a bottle of water out on the table over the past few days and since then she hasnt bothered me much about having something to drink.
Anytime I make her a raw nut milk, or green smoothies, or fresh squeezed orange juice. She will not take it. That is why I give her the rice milk.
She isnt 100% raw. It just saves me a lot of headache. Having it be only my daughter and I it easier on myself to just feed her what I know she will eat. She is still extremely energetic and her illnesses this year so far have just lasted about a day or so. Yippy!
Sharon in Colorado
12-26-2006, 09:06 AM
It is not unusual for toddlers to not eat much all day long but drink and drink. Mine could get by with just drinking their milky and not much else at age 2-3.
01-01-2007, 08:00 PM
My son used to only want to drink all the time. The doctor told me he is just a kid :rolleyes: Well I knew that! :D
I would tell my son that if he wanted to finish his drink he had to take some bites of anything he liked even if I wanted him to eat other things too.. and it worked. He now doesn't just want to only drink. He has balanced very nicely.
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