My child is 15 months and is refusing a bottle of milk most days and won;t take milk in a sippy cup?

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Andrea - posted on 06/20/2009

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My kids are so/so on milk. I buy those go-gurt tubes, freeze them and they eat them like popsicles.

Jovanne - posted on 06/09/2009

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COOKIES! Milk and cookies! I had my daughter eat some cookies until her mouth was dry and she drank quite a bit of cold milk from a straw! She will not drink milk out of a sippy cup either. Sometimes sippy cups make milk taste bad if they recently had a strong juice in them. I tried all the different brands of milk too! I find she likes Borden, 2%, 2X the protein. She still has days where she won't drink milk, even with cookies :(. She's got to be in the milk mood. I just try to always have a cup of milk with meals and snack and always offer it to her. Meanwhile, she always loves the string cheese. I also give her the baby vitamins you mix in their drinks. She won't eat yogurt or ice cream for some reason. I'm sure they'll still grow up to drink it by the gallon when their teens - Good luck!

Toni - posted on 06/06/2009

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Hi, my son doesn't like milk anymore either. They don't have to have milk at this age, but do need 2 150ml servings of dairy products. A serving is: a matchbox piece of cheese, a pottle of yoghurt, etc. Hope this helps, as I know how stressful it is when they won't take food (Troy decided he didn't want milk from his 1 year birthday!!)

Andrea - posted on 06/04/2009

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I had trouble when I was nursing my daughter to get her to drink from the cup. The doctor told me not to force the issue and that they will drink when they are thristy and its a natural process. Later that day we were playing a lot and I gave her milk in a sippy cup and she never knew the difference.

Kimberley - posted on 06/02/2009

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hi, i asked the health visitor when to stop feeding my son a bottle of milk, as he has 1 in the morning and on an evening and she said to keep giving it to him untill he doesnt want it anymore!! Maybe your child just doesnt want/ need it anymore?

Amanda - posted on 06/01/2009

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my son was pick on milk, and i found that is was how cold it was...new to him after having warm or room temp. formula. I started heating the milk a little bit and gradually getting him use to the coldness of milk. I have had other moms, say it is the thickness of milk, and have went to 2%.....some dr. say it is ok, and others say no,only whole. put that is something you could talk to your dr. about and try? hope it all works out for you guys.

Brandi - posted on 05/23/2009

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My son did this too! I finally figured out his gallon of whole milk (that I don't use for anything else but for him) was bad. No wonder he would drink it. Poor guy

Teresa - posted on 05/21/2009

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I am right there with you! I have a 15 mth old son who refused milk once he was off the bottle! I have tried straws, fun cups, flavoring the milk and nothing works! So I have upped the amounts of yogurt and cheese he eats and I am also going to start a multi-vitamin per his pediatrician! Good luck!

Rebekah - posted on 05/19/2009

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I'm right there with you. Once our daughter turned 12 months, we tried giving her milk, or formula in many different cups, sippy cups, straw cups, the bottle... we tried syrups, warming it up, adding some water, mixing in ovaltine... she still does not drink milk. We were trying so hard for so long and eventually gave up. We try to give her something with cheese, or a yogurt each day for her calcium intake. We still offer milk once in a while, but we've stopped driving ourselves crazy over it.

Samantha - posted on 05/19/2009

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I've started putting strawberry syrup in my daughter's milk. She loves it, and it's healthier than chocloate milk or worse, not drinking milk at all.

Annamarie - posted on 05/18/2009

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Have you tried flavouring or colouring the milk? My kids likes it very much when I change the ordinary into something weird and nice. Make a big fuss over things that they do not like and clap hands. They sometimes need a bit of encouragement to try something new. For exampe - they did not want to eat broccolli. My husband then acted as if he was the great big giant who wanted to eat the treas in the forest. Now, they love broccolli.

ME - posted on 05/15/2009

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Straws are a great idea...we taught our son how to drink out of them early (9 months) and he loves his sippy/straw! Start by holding the liquid in the straw with your finger and then transfer it to her mouth...she figure it out pretty quick i'm sure!

Angie - posted on 05/14/2009

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thanks for the suggestion i will try but she hasn't quite figured out the straw yet!!! but i will try teaching her that

Katherine - posted on 05/14/2009

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have you tried a cup with a straw my daughter wont drink out of a sippy cup either but does wonders with a straw.

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