Stopped drinking milk

Line - posted on 07/09/2010 ( 12 moms have responded )

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Hi,
My daughter wich is now 14 months has stopped drinking milk. She's always been a big milk drinker but all of a suddent she's not intrested anymore. She'll drink her bottle in the morning but that's it. None at dinner,supper or before bed. I do try to give her as much calcium as possible. Yougurt, cereal, cheese,etc... And i give her lots of water and juice to make sure she doesn't dehydrate. I guess my question is "is anyone esle's babies do this?" and what causes it the heat, theething, does the need for milk come back?, if it doesn't is she still getting enough nutrients?

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Alma - posted on 11/12/2012

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Hi,

My daughter who is 15 months old suddenly lost interest in drinking milk. She used to drink at least 3-4 bottles of 7 to 9 ounces, but now she doesn't want any. Only in the morning when she wakes up. But she would finish a whole juice 150ml or water. What could be wrong with her? She's not teething either. What could be wrong with her?

Line - posted on 07/19/2010

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@Tamia : My niece did the same thing and her ped said she would rather have her drink chocolate milk then none at all. I will try to eventually mix it half and half with whole white milk. So she'll still taste the chocolate.

Tamia - posted on 07/18/2010

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My son doesn't like white milk...so I give him chocolate and he loves it. I let my doctor know and she wasn't concerned at all about it as long as he was drinking it.

Line - posted on 07/17/2010

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@Nicole : She drank a cup of chocolate milk this morning. If she can drink at least one glass like yours everyday that would be fine with me also. She gets plenty of vitamins and fluids and calcium in other places so not so much worried. If she can continue. Good luck with yours.

Nicole - posted on 07/17/2010

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I'm in a similar boat. Mine will drink a bottle at bedtime, and dairy products galore, but that's it for milk intake. I give mine lots of pedialyte and water and call it a day.

Line - posted on 07/16/2010

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its the lil ones yougurt actually if you look on the box it says 3.25 % fat on it.

Debbie - posted on 07/14/2010

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@ Line. Yes it is very hard and frustrating to try and give her something to drink and she refuses, or worry everyday if her diaper is wet. I was hoping it was just a phase and would start drinking again. Of course with the summer here and all of this heat, makes me even more worried. Which yougurt are you talking about? I want to ask my pediatrician about it. I give her Yobaby everyday.

Line - posted on 07/14/2010

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@ Debbie. At least my daughter does drink milk and water so she gets plenty pf fluids. The pediatrcician said to give her lots of cheese and yougurt,etc.. But he also said that it's not just the calcium they need in the milk it's also the fat. So he recommended a yougurt for babies made with 3.25%fat. I will follow his advice on this. Hope everything gets better with your little ones fluid intake. Must be hard.

Debbie - posted on 07/13/2010

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Hi,
My daughter went on a drinking strike at 12 months. Refused to drink anything, no milk, no water, nothing. We even tried juice for the first time. She wouldn't even let us put the bottle or cup in her mouth. We took her to the pediatrician twice, saw 2 different people and they both said it was fine, as long as she's peeing. They said she would get enough liquid from her fruits and veggies. I still give her infant cereal w/ milk so I can get some liquid and milk into her. Now she's 14 months and and now will only take sips, not even enough to count. She does occasionally have dry diapers and I have been quite concerned about it. I will bring it up again at her 15 month check-up. At least it's with her pediatrician (she's been on maternity leave and doesn't know about this yet). But anyway, I give her yogurt, cheese, and calcium rich foods everyday. Of course trivisol vitamins too.

Line - posted on 07/10/2010

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@ Rebekah : She was only getting water before she stopped drinking milk. She eats very well and is an average size baby. I started giving her juice beacuse she would only drink a little bit of water everyday and i dont want her to dehydrate so i put halh juice and water in her sippy cup. Then she only gets water. I dont want to give her to much juice. I don't think it's beacuse she want juice instead beacuse she doesn't get juice at meal time and i usually gave her her milk before her food or else she wouldn't drink it. I dont know what's happening but i cant wait till she drinks it again, maybee i worry to much for nothing.

@ Gene Thanks, glad to see she's not the only one doing this. I know i was told by my pediatrician that after a year old there is no need for as much milk so they would probably reduce little by little but i didn't expect it to be so quick and stop completly.

Gene' - posted on 07/10/2010

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I was told by my Dr. that a child only needs 8oz if milk a day! I wonder if that is really enough but my 13 month old only has 2 8oz bottles days also.

Rebekah - posted on 07/10/2010

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Ask your pediatrician. My daughter is too tiny, so when she was going on a milk strike around her 1st Birthday our pediatrician said to stop giving her anything to drink other than milk. She told us "absolutely do NOT give water or juice" b/c it lacks any nutrients. So, all my daughter drinks is milk (with carnation instant breakfast in it, again b/c she's underweight). That advice may only apply to her, but seems like if your daughter has decided she only wants to drink juice then you should quit that habit and stop offering juice. If you only offer milk she'll return to drinking it.

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