Dairy Milk

Kim - posted on 05/19/2010 ( 1 mom has responded )

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I am finding it hard to change from Formula to Dairy Milk my 12 month will not drink Dairy milk and if he does he gets all clogged up (nose and chest) any advise?

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Rachel - posted on 05/19/2010

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You could try soy milk. My son doesn't do well with cow's milk. But, he'll drink soy milk just fine.

Are you giving the new milk in a bottle or sippy cup? Many kids will only take formula from a bottle and any other liquid from another option, like a sippy cup. We made a big deal about him drinking from a "big boy" cup. Pretty soon he was refusing the bottle entirely.

I also highly recommend reading the book "The China Study" - it explores the role of milk in the human body. We chose to not include dairy in our diet as a result. We meet all our nutritional needs with other foods. The concern is that casein, the primary protein in cow's milk, is a contributor to cancer.

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