my 1 year old daughter wont drink milk and shes not allergic to it how do i get her to drink it??

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Sarndra - posted on 01/05/2009

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Hi have you tried making a smoothie with milk and fresh fruit?  Otherwise ice cream and yoghurt are just as good for calcium as well as cheese.

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Amanda - posted on 01/05/2009

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I had the same problem in June when my daughter turned one, we kept trying, and finally I gave her soy milk, and she loves it... she still won't drink cow milk.. she spits it out no matter what. The soy milk has just as much nutrients as the cow milk, and it is very healthy for them :-) You could also try cottage cheese.

Debbie - posted on 01/05/2009

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We had the same problem and my doctor told us to put Nesquick or Ovaltine in it. She drank it because of the flavor, but wasn't getting all the sugar from chocolate milk or adding chocolate syrup. And the Nesquick and Ovaltine have added vitamins. I started off putting maybe a teaspoon in her milk and then slowly weaned her off of it so she got used to the flavor of plain milk. Hope that helps!

Jen - posted on 01/05/2009

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I agree with the other posters. Give her other sources of calcium. Children are supposed to have the milk for the Vitamin D and the calcium. If she won't drink it just give her other dairy products and vitamins (Gerber makes some for infants and toddlers). You could also try powdered milk. My mom used to give that to my brother and I when we were younger. You could also try warming it for a few seconds and see if it's just the temperature that she doesn't like.

Kristy - posted on 01/05/2009

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my little girl is nearly one she will drink her formula ok but only if she is in her cot by herself (i know not the right thing to do but hey if it gets her drinking it..) but she will not tough cows milk she spits it straight back out! So its good to know im not the only one! She does however have cows milk not problem in her cereal so maybe you could try that until she gets the taste of it? I think milk is good and needed for children but dont feel bad if your daughter wont drink it she probably will eventually! goodluck

Stasia - posted on 12/27/2008

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What about a milk substitute? I know many moms who don't give their babies COW milk

Melissa - posted on 12/27/2008

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My 3 year old has never liked milk.. i tried everything to get him to drink it with no success, as soon as we went from formular to milk bottles he gave up his bottle.But He LOVES his yhogurts and cheeses. so i dont think its real important they drink milk if they have other sourses of calcum. :)

Kylie - posted on 12/27/2008

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have you tried milo or strawberry milk. Make it fun for her, can she drink out of a straw yet if so let her do that it will make her feel big and special

User - posted on 12/27/2008

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My daughter went thru the same stage when she was 1..wouldnt touch milk at all..even when it was choc milk or strawberry milk.. The more i tried to get her to drink it the more she resisted.. i ended up giving up on getting her to try and instead made a routine of every night after her bath and dinner she would have a tub of yogurt b4 bedtime. She LOVED it..plus it really taught her how to use a spoon properly seeing as she was eating the same thing every night. Now she is 3 and loves milk..any way i give it to her. Try not to pressure ur little one..they will do what is best for them.

Liz - posted on 12/26/2008

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are you trying to wean her off breast milk or formula? If so, what I did with my daughter was slowly incorporate the milk into the formula/breast. start with mostly formula/breast for about 3 days then gradually add more milk for another 3 days, keep doing this until all that she is drinking is milk. I also gave my daughter a multivitamin I think it was poly something (the drops) while I was doing this. Hope this works.

Miranda - posted on 12/26/2008

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they say chocolate milk is just as good as white milk or you could make healthy milk shakes thats what we did for our son

Shanna - posted on 12/26/2008

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I wouldn't worry about it to much. It is not necessary for them to drink milk. They absorb way more calcium from green vegetables than milk. So if she will eat her veggies she is fine..drinking a lot of water will help her skin in her teenage years :)

Toni - posted on 12/26/2008

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Okay, this isn't quite an exact solution, but milk isn't what is necessary, it's calcium, so you would'nt have to make her drink milk if she'll eat cheese instead. Just a suggestion.

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