im a mom of a 13month old girl and she will not take milk or formula, she will take juice that i make and water, but i really want her to get some kind of milk into her any suggestions?

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Angela - posted on 01/27/2009

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Oh yikes! Good suggestions for trying milk- there are plenty of ways to get calcium without a lot of milk, but not many ways to get Vitamin D. Talk with your doctor about providing a vitamin supplement with Vitamin D. We use Dr. Greene toddler drops. I would drop the juice altogether- it's bad for teeth and kids develop a taste for it at the expense of milk and water.

Kim - posted on 01/27/2009

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My 18month old likes milk but she also loves yogurt mixed with Cheerios or Rice Krispies...makes a great breakfast.  I also will mix milk in with her oatmeal, and she loves cheese.  There are many great sources of calcium beside regular milk, but Ovaltine works great along with the mixing it with OJ suggestion...tastes like a creamsicle!

Leea - posted on 01/27/2009

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Perhaps you could try rice milk? My daughter had to be completely weaned at 11 mnths after getting sick and going off the bottle. She wouldnt drink milk at all, not even in smoothies or cereal or with flavouring for six months.  Then I was given the suggestion of rice milk. She really loved it.  I just slowly mixed cows milk  until I was able to switch it without her even noticing! Only took a few weeks to do! Hope this helps!

Davis - posted on 01/26/2009

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I hated milk as a child, my mom would put milk in with my orange juice and I never knew.

Ashley - posted on 01/26/2009

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My son stopped drinking milk when we took him off the bottle.  I can't get him  to drink it at all.  My doctor said to make sure he gets 3 servings of dairy a day (for us that's in yogurt and cheese form), and he would be fine.  I did do smoothies for a while - just blend milk and maybe a little banana or strawberry if your sippy cups will let the thicker fluid through.



Good luck

Kristy - posted on 01/26/2009

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We had the same trouble with our little boy when he first started on milk. We gave him whole milk, but I mixed it with water at first and we stopped giving him juice until he finished at least one sippy of milk. We slowly (over about 2 weeks) stopped adding the water. We also don't give him regular juice. He drinks the V8 Fruit Fusion (we chose the diet as it has less sugar) which has more nutrients than regular juice. We still mix it 50/50 with water. He'll be 2 in 6 weeks!! =)

Sarah - posted on 01/26/2009

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try putting some vanilla or chocolate in the milk or try others things that have a lot of mike in them so she can atleast the all the vitamins that milk offer

Joanne - posted on 01/26/2009

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i had the same problem 2 small fromaise frais r the equivilant calcium and vitamins as 4oz of milk so i gave yoghurts and added milk shake to all bottles

Tessa - posted on 01/26/2009

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add a teaspoon of chocolate to it and now chocolate is good nesquick has one that adds more calcium so its great for them they even have a strawberry syrup to add and it is great too my daughter loves them both thats what my dr told me to try with our daughter hope that helps - tessa mcknight

Jen - posted on 01/26/2009

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try other milk products so that she still is getting the calcium. Cheese, yogurt, stuff like that. You could also just mix chocolate or strawberry in it. Ovaltine is pretty good and has extra vitamins. Good luck.

Missy - posted on 01/26/2009

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Quoting Kathy:

im a mom of a 13month old girl and she will not take milk or formula, she will take juice that i make and water, but i really want her to get some kind of milk into her any suggestions?




Hi Kathy, You cold try full fat cows milk with one of the following:



Nesquik



Horlics



Drinking chocolate



You can warm the last two up as an evening drink and use the nesquik as a breakfast drink, my daughter is now 21 months and she didn't want plain milk when i tried to introduce it at 1 year, but after a selection of the above she loves milk drinks -  sometimes she has plain warm milk now



Hope this helps!



Missy

Kat - posted on 01/26/2009

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make some cerial such as wheatabix or rice crispies with her milk this will be filling and nutricious! great before bed or to start the day! easy with the wheetabix though as full of fibre (bad nappies as you can imagine) if this fails give a beaker or something interesting to drink from and it may be slightly more tempting!

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