16mth old and milk

Cindy - posted on 06/24/2010 ( 10 moms have responded )

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My baby is 16mths old and doesn't care much for milk. I give her 2% milk and she doesn't care much for it. She probably only drinks 1cup a day. She would rather drink water and SOME juice. Anyone have any suggestions to make her drink milk???

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Miranda - posted on 06/29/2010

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I use Silk Almond Milk, It is different than soy, and thick like formula. My daughter loves it.

Sherrie - posted on 06/29/2010

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add a bit of chocolate(Nesquick) or strawberry just to give it a bit of a flavor...then wean her off slowly.She needs the Vitamin D in milk for her teeth and bones. just an idea but maybe try it! Hope this helps her.They also have flavors at the pharmacy, you could call and ask if they would work in milk and its like $2.oo for alot! But i'd say she likes the bit of sweetness in juice and water, maybe you've been giving her water for awhile, they get used to it from an early age usually.My opinion, but hope it helps!Sher

Erin - posted on 06/26/2010

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i know that my 16 month old daughter doesnt like 2% milk but she loves whole milk.....she might like whole milk

Johanna - posted on 06/26/2010

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we give them still powderd milk that is specially made for small children. i dont know if you can get something like that in america.

Sara - posted on 06/25/2010

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i add carnation instant breakfast to my sons milk and he loves it. he gets 2 packets a day of it and that is 16 ounces of milk for him, so i am very plaesed with it. hope this might help. i tried the strawberry and chocolate syrup and it really did work but i wanted something a little bit more healthy and the carnation has everything in it has a meal.

Bethany - posted on 06/24/2010

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I use milk in cooking a fair bit, that and canned condensed milk. In creamy sauces, in scrambled eggs, custard, junket (like a dairy jelly), you can cook rice in milk, and porridge. On cereal, in eggs for french toast. As long as her diet has plenty of good food, the actual drinks of milk are only a small part of their nutrient intake.

Angie - posted on 06/24/2010

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try putting her some straeberry or choclate syrup in it, works great i had our local health clinic recomend this to me just enough to flavor it not an overwelmoing amount

Catherine - posted on 06/24/2010

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Rather than trying to force her to drink milk, why not try alternate foods to give her the same nutrients? My son very rarely drinks cow's milk. I would estimate his consumption to be in the neighborhood of one cup per month. However, I always add milk to his scrambled eggs, he eats cream cheese on corn tortillas or bagels, and he loves plain yogurt. Even so, the bulk of his calcium, vitamin a, and vitamin d come from vegetables and fish. http://www.health.gov/dietaryguidelines/... has charts that show you sources of specific nutrients. I would be sure to add calcium rich foods to her diet to make sure she is getting what she needs.



ETA: I should note that my son is nursing, so he gets tons of nutrients from me.

PuffyBaby - posted on 06/24/2010

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My 16mths old daughter also doesn't care much about milk. So I've tried a lot of ways to make her drink milk eg. put it in her scramble egg, cereals, pasta. I also give her cold milk and she seems to like it.

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