wont drink soy milk

Michelle - posted on 09/16/2009 ( 14 moms have responded )

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I am trying to give my daughter soy milk to drink and she won't she spits it out, I have tried half soy half water and no go, I've tried a smoothie because she loves bananas and no go. She cannot have dairy no milk no cheese or yogurt because she breaks out badly and within minutes so what can I give her? I still breast feed but only 3 time a day and bottles are a no go. I just want her to have the calcium and another drink so I can stop breastfeeding.

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Megan - posted on 09/17/2009

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Like others have mentioned goats milk, rice milk, almond milk. I also have a friend whose daughter was thought to be alergic to milk only to find out it was the pasturization and now drinks raw milk.

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Just be patient. My son took a couple of weeks before he would drink soy milk...I kept offering it to him at meals, and he would spit it out and then keep eating. But eventually, he developed a liking for it and now downs his whole cup and sometimes asks for more. It takes toddlers/babies approximately 12 tastes of something before they like it. Just don't force it, don't make a big deal about it, and keep offering it to her. At first, I was offering it to him and then giving him water/juice when he spit it out, but then I decided, lunch and dinner time was milk time, so that's all he got. I made sure he had lots of water during the day, to make sure he was getting enough liquids. Just keep with it and give her time to get used to the flavour.

Kirsten - posted on 09/16/2009

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My son and daughter are soy free lactose free. My daughter is on formula. My son we give RICE MILK we add formula to it for added nutrients. I suggest you do that also. The only brand I have found is called RICE DREAMS. They make icecream and soups and everything you can look them up just google it and they will tell you which stores in your area carry which products.

But the rice comes in 3 flavors, chocolate, vanilla and original. I suggest you get all 3 for her to try the original is not the best tasting but great for cooking with. My son loves the Chocolate and Vanilla. When you go to the grocery store just ask where they keep their rice milk and try giving that to her once. It only comes in qts. which is 32 oz so it's not muchto waste if she doesnt like it. Normally it's kept in the ceral or baking aisles. Good Luck.

Melissa - posted on 09/16/2009

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My child can not have dairy either so she has been on Goats Milk since she was 6 weeks old she is now 5 years old and very healthy. We get it at our local Walmart. Just ask for the dairy manager and they will order it for you. Good Luck

Susan - posted on 09/16/2009

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If she'll drink water, or water with a small amount of juice in it then don't force the issue. The infant cereal has calcium and vitamin D in it as does most commercial baby foods. My son's Dr. added milk to his diet not for the vitamins but for the fat. My son is small for his size, but then again I'm short and skinny. and his dad is average hight with lots of short people in his family. colorful veggies and sun (yes the sun provides vitamin D, just limit exposure) will give him what he needs. If ur curious about the nutritional content of any food go to http://www.nutritiondata.com/ I love that site, I use it when preparing his homemade baby food to ensure that I'm making a balanced meal for him. Good luck! When in doubt trust your instinct and remember that our children change daily and she just may love soy milk next week all on her own.

Christie - posted on 09/16/2009

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My daughter would only drink the vanilla soy milk. Also try different brands because they do taste different. If you pump you could put a couple of ounces of the soy with it and slowly increase the amount of soy until she gets used to the taste. If nothing works talk to her doctor about adding vitamin's to make up for that. Maybe you'll get lucky like I did and your daughter will out grow her milk allergy as she get older:)

Christie - posted on 09/16/2009

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My daughter would only drink the vanilla soy milk. Also try different brands because they do taste different. If you pump you could put a couple of ounces of the soy with it and slowly increase the amount of soy until she gets used to the taste. If nothing works talk to her doctor about adding vitamin's to make up for that. Maybe you'll get lucky like I did and your daughter will out grow her milk allergy as she get older:)

MARIA - posted on 09/16/2009

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Is it the lactose intolerance or cows milk in a whole? Try goats milk... My foster brothers couldn't drink cows milk either... and goats milk supplies the calcium they need!

Nycolle - posted on 09/16/2009

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Try rice milk, or almond milk. I don't like soy it also makes me sick but I had rice milk so yummy and doesn't bother me at all. I havent tried almond milk but I'm betting it's just as good. Hope this helps Good luck.

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Have you tried vanilla soy? I buy Vanilla Silk and it is very good. My son will drink it but refuses to drink it plain (I don't like plain either).

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Have you tried vanilla soy? I buy Vanilla Silk and it is very good. My son will drink it but refuses to drink it plain (I don't like plain either).

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