my 1yr doesn't want milk

Kayla - posted on 03/20/2010 ( 14 moms have responded )

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the doc switched her to milk and she doesn't want to drink it, she doesn't want her formula either. i've tried giving it to her in a cup and bottle. i've tried putting some chocolate in it and warming it up. she just doesn't want to drink it. i know she needs it, any advice on getting her to drink her milk?

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Laura - posted on 07/16/2012

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why in the world would yoU want her to drink cow milk.see is not a calf,your dr. is un-educated in this area as most are ,the greatest cause in the world for Type I DIABETES IS COW MILK( look up The studies),pesticides,hormones,and filthy dairy processing.......the world health org advises to bf to at least 2 ys,,,,som moms do so longeer than that.when the child is weaned,no cow milk is necessary,it is harmful.there are many healthy natural drinks,as almond milk ...this is Laura Mornings ND.,LC.

Louise - posted on 03/22/2010

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Hi,
My daughter did not drink milk from 10 weeks old as she hates milk and milk products so after alot of trying different brands and formulas I was advised to give her calcuim through her food. Now she is 16 months this is really easy but then it was difficult. Foods that contain calcuim are broccoli, white fish, eggs, cheese, fortified bread and nuts. I also found a supplement caled Kindervital available from health food shops that contains calcuim and the dosage for a 1 year old is 10mls a day which would give her the equivalent calcuim of a large glass of milk. Hope this helps.

Louise - posted on 03/22/2010

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Hi,
Don't worry about the fact your one year old is not drinking milk my daughter has not drank milk since she was 10 weeks old. I had no choice but to put her on solids. She hates milk and milk products with a passion and I was so worrid that it would affect her bones and teeth. I took her to the doctors several times and they adviced me to put calcuim in her diet through broccoli, white fish, bread, and now she is old enough nuts. Her teeth have come through unmarked and she is a very strong healthy little girl. I did find a vitamin supplement called Kindervital available from Holland and Barrats health store which contains 120mg of calcuim per teaspoon and you can give a 1 year old 2 teaspoons a day so that is the equivalent to one large glass of milk. My daughter eats well now so we dont need it but when she goes off her food I give her the supplement mainly for my peace of mind. Hope this helps

Kayla - posted on 03/22/2010

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thanks for all the advice! my daughter eats mostly solid food (whatever mommy is eating she wants) so i guess i shouldn't worry to much about it. i'll keep trying and hope she takes to it. thanks again for all the advice, makes me feel better that other people have gone through this too.

Whitney - posted on 03/21/2010

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I agree with a lot thats said. i went through this first hand! my son hated milk! but he's a pretty healthy boy (lol) I was told by his doctor that as long as he is a healthy eater he does not really need the milk. they say switch them from formula to milk because most 1 year olds dont eat a lot of solids. however, my child was eating almost only solid foods and he like most of it! so i would say if she eats regular food (all kinds not just one thing) she will be okay without it! I also recommend pedisure (but limited) because i have found that it becomes kind of addictive for them to get their nutrients from a liquid therefore they never learn they have to eat. my nephew who is now 26mths gets all his nutrients from pedisure and doesnt want to eat solids unless its candy. so be careful of that!

Courtney - posted on 03/21/2010

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Just give her only milk or water...that way she has the option of something else. My daughter was the same way, she wouldn't drink milk (or water for that matter, only wanted juice). The doc told me to give her only water and after a few days giver her some milk...gradually she will be happy with somethign other to drink than water so she will drink the milk! Mine did, it took a few days/weeks, but she now LOVES milk!!!

Danielle - posted on 03/20/2010

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Talk to your doctor first but ask him about giving your baby Pediasure if she absolutely refuses to drink milk.

Teresa - posted on 03/20/2010

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When my oldest was almost a year old, I introduced her to cow's milk. Unfortunately, she wouldn't drink it. Your doctor may frown on this, but I mixed Karo syrup (the clear kind) in her milk. That's the only way she would drink it. Years later, she discovered that she was lactose intolerant (she's 17 now). She now drinks soy milk. Also, I recall when she was first being introduced to formula and the only one she would take was the soy-based kind. You can also try giving it to her another way- in her cereal (cold and/or hot) or some other food that she likes. You can also give her other forms of milk products, like cheese- just make sure whatever you give her is made from whole milk. Good luck!!!!

Crystal - posted on 03/20/2010

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I definitely agree, just stick with it. Make sure you put it in her cup or bottle and when she gets thristy, she will take it.

Diana - posted on 03/20/2010

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My youngest son was like that too. He was slightly older when it happened so I just made sure he took a multivitamin everyday and he was fine drinking water so I left it at that and slowly introduced the milk back in and he drinks it just fine now. He has had no health problems because of it, don't worry to much :)

Danielle - posted on 03/20/2010

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it takes an average of 11 times of trying something new before a child will take it. just keep trying :)

Vesna - posted on 03/20/2010

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my sisters switched the kids cold turkey at 1yr, only milk, only in a sippy cup, eventually she will take it, just stick to it, My sis said the transition is normally 3 days when they will take it, but don't try to go back and fourth, just stick to it.

good luck

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