How do I get my son off the breast if he refuses to drink any other type of milk?

Heile - posted on 07/03/2011 ( 5 moms have responded )

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My son will be 1 year old soon. I am ready to wean him off the breast but he refuses to drink any kind of formula or normal full cream milk. He only drinks about 3 to 4 times in a 24hr period (only one breast at a time). He also refuses to drink from a bottle, he will drink from a sippy cup though but only if there is water in. I've tried to trick him by putting milk in a sippy cup but he just spits it out. Any advise?

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Deborah - posted on 07/03/2011

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i had the same problem and gave up with milk as a drink but increased the milk intake by gvivng my son two or three mini fromage frais in the day and cheese on things i cooked as well as finger foods.He still wont drink milk but has a varied diet and is healthy..so dont panick.

Melissa - posted on 07/03/2011

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have you tried any of the soy milks they are flavored or Almond milk. Don't tell him it's milk but a treat see it that works some flavored soy milk as a treat for the big boy in his big boy sippy cup just dont mention milk!

Amy - posted on 07/03/2011

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I like the idea of putting your breast milk in a sippy cup for a period of time. While you are offering your breast milk in a sippy cup, tell him what a BIG BOY he is for using a CUP! Also, maybe offer him weak juice in a sippy cup so that he looks forward to different liquids all coming from a CUP. Let him watch you grandly pour the juice from the large bottle into his cup. Stir it like it is a big deal...grandly offer it to him. Surely he will be encouraged to use a cup after all that. Good luck!

Elfrieda - posted on 07/03/2011

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Somebody told me that yogurt has all the good stuff that milk has, so theoretically he could go through his whole life just drinking water but eating enough yogurt and be fine. Something to ask your doc about, maybe.

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