Cow's milk....struggles

Candace - posted on 01/04/2010 ( 3 moms have responded )

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My 13th month old daughter is a champ eater and only takes a bottle before bed still. The bed bottle is watered down so much, she barely even wants it, and would rather have a quick snack before bed now so yay for that!

But the real problem is, she absolutely refuses to drink milk. I've tried warming it, adding a bit of juice to it, adding yogurt to it, and she still refuses. I can "trick" her into drinking it, if I add just a little tiny amount (1oz maybe 2) to a sippy full of a yogurt smoothie (she really really loves those things) and even to her night time bottle (before I started watering it down). But that's it. Any ideas?? Or do I just have a non milk drinking kiddo?

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Erin - posted on 01/09/2010

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Why do you want her to drink milk in the first place? If you are worried about calcium, vegetables are a much better source anyways. Leafy greens, like kale, collards, and mustard greens; broccoli; some legumes.

Kristy - posted on 01/09/2010

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We are having the same issue with our 14 month old. She will not drink milk. We've tried different brands and temps and just bought an organic one today and she didn't like that one either. She has been breastfed so she has never had any other milk product besides mine.
Since she wont drink the milk, I am giving her yogurt and cheese to get the dairy into her diet and she still breastfeeds before bed. I'm just hoping as she gets bigger she will learn to like it.

Jessica - posted on 01/05/2010

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I had that problem with my oldest and now he's 7 and loves milk so don't get discouraged you may try to put just a little bit of karo syrup in her bottle and she may drink it. Hope it helps!

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