Barb - posted on 07/08/2010 ( 10 moms have responded )
Hey everybody! Need some help. Our little girl has been drinking exclusively from her sippy cup since she was 6 months old so having her drink from a cup is no issue...problem is, she's always been breastfed until just recently in the last week or so she simply isn't interested anymore to do so :( - my little girl is growing up! So although I knew this time was coming and I had tried a handful of times to give her regular whole milk, she's Very disinterested and clearly does not like it. I'm sure it's much less 'sweet' than the taste of breastmilk and she loves her "juice" (3/4 water, 1/4 actual juice) from her sippy...but try to give her milk in a sippy and she literally opens her mouth as soon as it hits her tongue to let it just spill out her mouth! It's quite humorous really, but I'm getting concerned because she needs the essentials. I personally love milk so it's a little surprising she won't drink it, but again I'm sure its very different from breastmilk - she never was a formula baby which I understand is more similar to regular cow's milk, so I have quite the dilemma on my hands.
She does love her cheese and yogurt so she's getting some good calcium there, but I'm just at a loss for how to get her to keep trying milk to get used to the taste. She has caught on knowing what it looks like and will now just push it away if I try.
Any help ladies?? Thanks!