Heather - posted on 01/06/2010 ( 11 moms have responded )
My girl is 15 months old and I am finally trying to seriously wean her from the breast. She has been drinking water from a sippy cup for a long time now with no issues. The issue is - is that she DOES NOT like milk...at all. She won't drink it and gets mad and insists on throwing the cup of milk when I give it to her. I have tried whole, skim, chocolate milk, strawberry milk, soy - no luck. She won't drink juice either - but she loves her water. I have tried withholding water and I know she is thirsty but she still won't go for the milk - when I finally give her the water she gulps the entire cup. Any tips? She is not enticed by sweets in the slightest so all the tips for sweetening the milk have not helped at all. I'm ready to stop nursing so I can plan for more children but I can't get her to switch to milk!
She is also a very particular eater. She loves milk, cheese and yogurt. These are really the only proteins she will eat. I can't get her to eat meat or try new things. She won't even give them a chance. She refuses and throws everything on the floor. Even when I don't give her anything else and I know she is hungry - I just can't make any progress. She is very funny about how things look, feel and squish in her fingers. She won't for the life of her just eat a cheeseburger or sandwich or piece of chicken. How do I "out stubborn" her?
Thanks. I know that was really long!