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
Jessie - posted on 04/14/2009
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.
Adf0905 - posted on 04/11/2009
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.
Bianca - posted on 04/11/2009
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.
Vera - posted on 04/10/2009
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.
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