My daughter wont drink cows milk, what can i gie her to get her off formular?
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Vanessa - posted on 07/11/2010
you might want to try soy milk.... my son drinks both cow and soy. Talk to her doctor they might suggest something else. I have a friend whose son is also not drinking milk, and his doctor has him eating other daries such as yougrt, cheese..... maybe you should also try that so she can still get her dairy.
Rebekah - posted on 07/10/2010
Ask your pediatrician.
My daughter is underweight and when I tried switching her to cows milk it just made matters worse (she lost weight). Our pediatrician told us to give her Pedia-sure or whole milk with Carnation Instant Breakfast in it. We started adding vanilla Carnation Instant Breakfast to her milk and she's finally drinking it and gaining weight. So, if your daughter is small that might be an option... but check with her doctor first.
And, what worked best for my son (now 3) was to quit giving him formula and just give him milk. Eventually he learned that that was all that he would have to drink and he started drinking it. He loves milk now.
Claudia - posted on 07/07/2010
Hi there. I also weined my daugher by mixing the formula with cow's milk until it was all cow's milk. I would do 6 oz formula and two ounces milk, then four ounces formula, then four ounces milk and so forth and so on until she was on all milk. Took about two weeks, and then she was fine. Your daughter will be fine too--just try this and give it some time.
Amanda - posted on 07/06/2010
Almond milk, rice milk, soy milk ~ trying anything plant based might help.
Also, keep in mind that your little ones that don't like cows milk may be getting upset stomachs from it! My son is now 5 and when he was little, didn't like cows milk at all. He loved cheese, yogurt, and other dairy, but not the milk. Even now when he drinks more than a 10 oz. a day he ends up getting sick with a stomach ache. For some reason, when it's processed, something happens that it doesn't bother his belly anymore.
Chelle - posted on 07/05/2010
Hi there , my little one is 13 months and i was struggling there to get him onto cows milk , what i have done is mix half formula with half warm cows milk and do it this way , it seems to be working for me and slowly just reduce the folrmula till used to cows milk on its own ..... hope this helps , my little one still getting mixture but will hopefully be just cows milk by end of week
Shannon - posted on 07/05/2010
thanks, i have beenadvised soya milk a couple of times now so i think i may try her, ive already tried her with chocolate powder, she dont like it, she isnt nomally a fussy baby but shes always turned her nose up at cows milk.