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Sara - posted on 03/17/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )

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Hi my son Zac wount drink milk. he refuses to drink it in a sippy. He will drink it with a bite of mommys serial in the morning but not on its own. I have tryed watering it down, adding chocolet, store bought chocolet milk, strawberry milk. but nothing seems to work. When i was trasitioning him from formula to milk i mixed the formula with milk he drank that. Then he got sick and was puking for like a week and i was adding the medison thay gave me with the formula and the dr said that milk wasnt going to help and to continue when he was better. after i ran out of formula he wouldnt drink milk he is almost 18 months now how can i get him to drink milk any ideas.... Thank you.

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Zamanda - posted on 03/18/2009

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If he puked didn't the doctor tell you that he might be lactose intolerant??  you could try soy milk?  but this is the age when they start with being picky eater!! just be more elaborate with gving him the dairy he needs in other ways until he decides he wants to start milk.  I know the formula cost more than the gallon of milk but you might have to mix it for a while maybe start out 3 quaters formula and 1 quater milk for a couple of weeks them do half and half...until he doesn't notice the difference...other things might be the cereal if he likes is start givng him his own cereal bowl - like mommy.  sit down together and eat breakfast. 



other alternatives to see if he isn't lactose would be cheese, yougurt ( my son was a yougurt fan for about 6 months and then he was over it :) string cheese was his next facination and then later he got back into milk...sometimes he like is warm and other times he like it cold...now he likes to dunk his oreos into his milk ...Good Luck!



 

Sara - posted on 03/17/2009

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thank you all for helping i will try some of the new ideas but right now all he will drink is juice and nothing elce he dont care what kind of juice but he wount drink water eather and i try not to give him soda i dont get it all i drank when i was pregnant with him was milk and water and juice.

Elizabeth - posted on 03/17/2009

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I agree with Jolene - if he's eating enough other dairy products, it's not essential to drink milk. However, don't stop offering it! It sometimes takes 20 + times of introducing a new food before your child will try it. Good luck!

Carrie-anne - posted on 03/17/2009

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My son would only drink milk if I added chocolate or strawberry syrup to it. I talked to his doctor about it and he said it's not at all that bad for their teeth as some might think! For him to drink the milk is important and is needed for the strength of their bones and teeth. I have to say My doctor was right because he is now almost eight years old and has yet to have ANY cavities. I have a friend that has a son that was totally addicted to juice and even diluted by the age he was 4 he had to have his front two teeth removed, a couple of root canals and a couple of caps put on!! So I am totally for adding syrup to your child's milk if that helps them drink it.

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Tonya - posted on 03/17/2009

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I have the opposite problem with my child. She's 3, and if she could have it her way all she would eat/drink would be chocolate milk.i fight with her to actually eat her food,and try water and juices.and im worried about calcium build up in the future.but being as old as he is i wouldnt worry about it. he can get it in cheese,yorgurt,ice cream,etc.but just a suggestion  if you are worried about it,have you tried it warm? my 18 month old boy wont drink milk unless its warm..worth a try!good luck

Emily - posted on 03/17/2009

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My sons name is Zach too! Also, i wouldnt give him chocolate milk. Its way too sugary. At his age, its not *that* important for him to drink milk. Just make sure he's getting enough vitamins in the solid foods he eats, and offer him water in a sippy.

Jolene - posted on 03/17/2009

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At his age it isn't necessary for him to drink milk. If he really doesn't want it I would suggest just making sure he is getting good fats in his diet other ways. My daughter loves dehydrated coconut milk. It's a powder and tastes just like coconut, shes loves eating it and it is full of healthy fat. You can mix it into his yogurt or anything like that. If it's the calcium you want him to have, same thing...other daires in his diet to make up for it. Good luck!

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