daughter stopped drinking milk frm the time i stopped her bottle.

Mubina - posted on 03/14/2011 ( 5 moms have responded )

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Its been almost 3 weeks and my 2yr old daughter just wont drink milk frm the glass or sippy cup.i hv tried all possible ways trying to reward her if she drinks milk.tried flavoured milk but nothing seems to work.

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Theresa - posted on 03/14/2011

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Make sure she's getting plenty of dairy in other ways like yogurt and cheese.

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Mubina - posted on 03/17/2011

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Thank you ladies for all your advise.
i tried giving her the straw, fancy cups thinking tht she would like the cup may start drinking but doesnt seem to work.

she likes curd i give her the Dananino yogurt 2-3 servings a day is tht enough.she doesnt like cheese.

Leah - posted on 03/15/2011

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Babies stop drinking larger amounts of milk because breast/bottle feeding doesn't cover the entire tongue's taste buds like a cup or glass or even a straw will. The milk from a nipple is expressed to usually a certain side or corner of the mouth and tongue, so the taste on all areas of the tongue is almost new to them. The drastic decrease in milk intake is expected initially, but usually children will slowly regain interest and increase their volume over the next couple of weeks. It takes about 12 exposures to a new food or taste before children decide what their preference is. My suggestion: continue offering it to her as a drink and supplement with other forms of dairy. Also, if they're not getting enough magnesium in their diet, their body won't absorb the vitamin D in milk -magnesium is essential for vitamin D absorption. You can google what some good foods for magnesium are to make sure your efforts offering the milk are worth your while. Good luck!

Louise - posted on 03/15/2011

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My daughter is just the same she is 28 months and refuses point blank to drink milk from anything other than a bottle. I like you have tried everything so in the end I thought what would I rather she had one bottle of milk a day or no milk. She has 1 10oz bottle of cows milk for breakfast every day. She will stop in her own time i am sure but for now I would rather she had the milk.

Candice - posted on 03/14/2011

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it happens. the amount my daughter drank after the switch went down drastically. They really only need 2 cups a day which isn't very much, try small amounts at a time. and try a straw...that helped mine.

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