help! i'm having a hard time changing from formula to milk?

Venessa - posted on 05/29/2009 ( 12 moms have responded )

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my daughter just turned 1. she is very picky. I've tried to mix it but she just screams. I've also tried cold Turkeying it. anyone have any suggestion? thanks!

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I remember with my first baby we first introduced cow's milk in his cereal and after a few weeks started to introduce the cow's milk into his drinking cup/bottle ounce at a time!! Hope you get sorted !

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Krista - posted on 01/02/2011

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This thread is over 6 months old, so I would assume that the OP has figured out a solution to her query by this point, and am now locking this thread.

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Felicia - posted on 06/14/2009

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you could try putting alittle strawberry syrup or chocalate in her milk and wean her off slowly in about a week she'll be drinking plain milk it worked wonders with gabriella it just depends on how you feel about using the syrup

Venessa - posted on 06/14/2009

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thanks everyone....i loved the ideas... I've tried a few and she seems to be doing much better. i hvae discovered that she will take milk from anyone but me.

Angie - posted on 05/30/2009

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Hi, my son is 17 months now and been off formula since 13 months (I still breastfeed a bit also). He really hated the regular milk at first, but i just kept offering it to him in a sippy cup during his meals (Avent Magic cup). At first he would just have a taste and not really drink it, but over time (about 6 weeks) he started drinking more and more. Some experts say that the time during the transition to milk is a good time to also wean from the bottle to a sippy cup. I call it his big boy milk and his big boy cup! Hope this hels!

Stephanie - posted on 05/29/2009

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Hi there. I have two kids and this technique worked like a charm for both... You need to ween her off of the formula. This means that if she takes an 8oz. bottle then you are going to fill 2oz. with whole milk or 2% and 6oz. with formula. This way she probably won't be able to taste it. If that goes well for a few days then you do 4oz. of milk and 4 oz. of formula. Next is 6oz. of milk and 2 oz. of formula untill the whole bottle is milk. You can do each step for a few days or a whole week. You know your child and you'll know when she's ready to move on. Good luck!

Deidre - posted on 05/29/2009

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I actually just tried regular milk with my daughter today, she's about 12 1/2mo old. There is absolutely no problem with continuing the formula longer if need be :) The reason I am switching right now is b/c I want to get rid of the bottle and she won't take formula from a sippy cup. Today I just put the milk straight from the fridge into a sippy cup for her and she loved it. Only problem was, I had to take the stopper out of the sippy b/c she did NOT like having to wait every few seconds to let air into the sippy cup (if that makes sense). Once I took the stopper out she was fine. I also plan on still giving her formula but only until I'm out of it (I have about 1 1/2 cans still). I'm going to give her a morning bottle of formula, regular milk during the day, and bottle of formula before bed. Maybe this technique will work for you?

Eva - posted on 05/29/2009

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Quoting Venessa:

help! i'm having a hard time changing from formula to milk?

my daughter just turned 1. she is very picky. I've tried to mix it but she just screams. I've also tried cold Turkeying it. anyone have any suggestion? thanks!



12mos. she is not ready yet...no vomiting? No signs of being Lactose intolerant?   Talk it over with your peditrician.  I don't think you have anything to worry about though. 

Jo - posted on 05/29/2009

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May be warming it in the microwave for 30 seconds or so to get the chill off! If you force her you may regret it later. Maybe if you take her to mc donalds and get a happy meal with milk in the little carton, she my think that's fun drinking it out of a straw? it's still early and little ones don't take change well. just a thought do you give her the milk the same was as the formula? bottle or sippy cup. If she's only had the formula in a bottle try the milk or milk formula mixture in a sip cup.

Sheilah - posted on 05/29/2009

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Hi.. Since she just turned one, I see no issue with allowing her to continue for a little while longer on the formula. 1 yr. old is not a drop dead date for stopping formula and I think it is beneficial if you can go for more time on it. They do make a "Next Step" formula for Toddlers... She may like that...

Sheilah - posted on 05/29/2009

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Hi.. Since she just turned one, I see no issue with allowing her to continue for a little while longer on the formula. 1 yr. old is not a drop dead date for stopping formula and I think it is beneficial if you can go for more time on it. They do make a "Next Step" formula for Toddlers... She may like that...

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