Not a milk drinker

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Ok my 1year old has stopped nursing and WILL NOT in any form drink milk. I have tried everything! Any ideas?

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Christina - posted on 02/01/2009

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i have a 4 year old who wouldnt drink milk so bought the crush milkshake and added milk to it and she loves it now there are different flavours if it helps

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Lisa - posted on 02/01/2009

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if your little one won't drink any milk don't panic make sure he has at least a pint of milk per day in his food i.e mashed or creamed potatoes in his cereal will he eat ready brek or porridge? anything like that or give him other dairy produce like cheese, yoghurts, ice creams,all those type of things will really help him get his vitamins etc needed from milk just make sure he drinks plenty of water or diluted pure juice (not squash type) ok i hope this helps you good luck (by the way i have 5 children)

Jodi - posted on 02/01/2009

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My son wont drink milk on its own so i buy nesquik milk shake powder and mix a ever so slight amount into it, its the only way, otherwise i give him lotsa youghurts for the calcuim.

Laura - posted on 02/01/2009

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Try very vanilla soy milk.  When my son was 1 (he is now 14), he could not drink milk.  He would throw it up -he was lactose intolerant.    I tried everything at the time even goats milk but now that soy milk is huge... he loves the very vanilla soy milk. 

Katrina - posted on 02/01/2009

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My son doesn't drink milk either, but not to worry as long as he is getting calcium from other sources he'll be fine, I myself don't really drink milk and I'm healthy. They'll eventually discover flavoured drinks, milkshakes, ice cream etc when they're a bit older anyway and will most probably love them, so not to worry.

Jamiejamie - posted on 02/01/2009

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My son was the same exact way so dont push him... the doctor told us to give him an antacid every day because they have the calcium he needs but other than that try foods that have calcium and vitamin d....



 



ice cream... mac & cheese or just cheese in general... Give him water, dont get him addicted to juice because that did happen with my son and his teeth suffered the consequences...

Sarah - posted on 02/01/2009

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My son is 4 and has been drinking ovaltine since he was a year and a half.  In your situation does it matter if he doesn't drink milk?  There are other forms of milk you could give him without him even knowing. ie.   yogurt, ice cream, cheese.  My 7 year old prefers water over milk and I don't mind bc he eats other things that make up for it.  

Mary Ann - posted on 02/01/2009

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I tried warming it up in a sippy cup.  Milk is not essential though.  Kids can get calcium from other sources like cheese etc.  My kids re older know.  Neither drinks milk but calcium levels, etc are fine. 

Jennifer - posted on 02/01/2009

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did you try warming it up? or make it fun for him, let him "help"pour the milk and go out and buy a new sippy cup?

Jennifer - posted on 02/01/2009

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My sister recommended mixing milk with Ovaltine. It contain vitamins and a yummy chocolate flavor. She said her kiddos weren't interested in milk either. She started them on milk mixed with a little Ovaltine until they were established drinkers. They both love milk, straight up, now. Hope this helps!

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