my daughter is 1 yrs old, sometimes she refuses to drink her milk. Any suggestions how to pursuade her or should i give her something else instead to replace the vitamins and nutritions? she weights 8kgs for 3 months

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My son was the same.  I used Vanilla flavoured Enfagrow supplement in his milk.  I'd just put in a scoop or two in his 8 oz bottle and he'd gobble it up, plus it's good for them b/c it has calcium and iron.  Try that.

Vera - posted on 04/14/2009

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hmm , yes I can see now, my daughter is bit tricky when she's getting older..thanks for the warning

Jessie - posted on 04/14/2009

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Have you tried warming the milk?  She might not like it because it's cold and not neccessarily because it's milk.  You could also try changing the type of milk.  If you have her on 2%, try changing to whole milk or skim milk to see what she'll take first.  Another thing to try is to tell her that this is the only drink she will get, if she asks for more to drink then this is what you'll give her.  Just keep giving it to her, even if she spits it out.  Eventually she'll give up and drink it.  Kids test you in various ways to see how they can gain their own control.  Even if it is with something like milk.  It'll start there and grow to other things. 

Jen - posted on 04/13/2009

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hi there, the only way i culd get my first born to drink milk was to make chocolate milk...i used the sugar free... it worked and a few months later he didnt even notice when i had switched back to regular milk...good luck

Tina - posted on 04/13/2009

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since my kid has been off the bottle he has never had milk since, he does not like it. my doctor said not to worry about it, it has been almost a year

Melissa - posted on 04/11/2009

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If your little one is not getting enough milk, try substituting with yogurt, cheese, and other dairy products. For my son and daughter they like using straws.

Alicia - posted on 04/11/2009

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my son luvs chocolate milk...but wont drink white milk, unless w/cookies...i mix the white and chocolate milk 2gether :)

Adf0905 - posted on 04/11/2009

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When I was weaning my daughter from nursing, she absolutely refused cow's milk and soy milk, even if it was chocolate flavored. To make sure she was getting enough calcium, I gave her orange juice (not from concentrate.) It has just as much calcium as milk. After a month or so, she finally started drinking milk, so I increased how much milk she drank and decreased how much orange juice she drank.

Aanningtyas - posted on 04/11/2009

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when my daughter didn't want to drink her milk, i change the milk with the other formula milk. i thing she just bored, and it works

Bianca - posted on 04/11/2009

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My son had the same problem switching over to milk. I read somewhere that a healthier option than mixing in chocolate or strawberry mixes, is to put a 50/50 mix of Berry Juicy Juice and milk, then keep decreasing the amount of Juicy Juice until she is drinking just milk. It sounds kind of gross, but it taste just like strawberry milk. It worked for my son.

Arein - posted on 04/10/2009

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Try a little bit of chocolate milk mix. It is a healthier option than syrup. Like Ovaltine.

Jennifer - posted on 04/10/2009

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try putting a VERY little bit of strawberry syurp in her milk worked wonders with my son at that age and then just reduce it little by little untill she will drink it plain.

Vera - posted on 04/10/2009

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Quoting Jessica:



i nursed my daughter for the first year and after that went straight to sippy cups. she loves to drink out of a straw so you could try that.






I've tried it with a straw, but she spits it out...she likes drinking plain water. She cries for her water, not for her milk.

Jessica - posted on 04/10/2009

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i nursed my daughter for the first year and after that went straight to sippy cups. she loves to drink out of a straw so you could try that.

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