I think I have tried everything but my 2yr old will not drink cows milk but in ceral, Help?

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Christy - posted on 01/21/2010

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I'm in the same boat my 2yr old daughter will not drink any form of milk...even tried chocolate and those pediasure ones. So I started giving her Tropicana calcium enriched orange juice in the morning and added in an extra serving of dairy..like cheese or yogurt to make up for the milk

Ashley - posted on 01/17/2010

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I had this issue with my daughter when I first switched her to cows milk at 1...All that i could do was stick with it. I would encourage her when she drank it and drink it along with her to show her how yummy it was and she eventally got used to it. A trick I use now that she is two and thier are other things she refuses to eat or drink is I take a turn then she takes a turn. Like if its a veggie i will say can i take a bite, now its your turn and then she will say mommys turn, it turns into a game, and we do it untill its gone...I usally pretend to take a bite of her food so she is eating more than she thinks. Its going to be hard with a two year old because they are more defiante but you just need to come up with a way that makes it seem like its their idea but really it was yours...keep with it.

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Louise - posted on 04/21/2010

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honestly if he is drinking it with cereals then don't worry. So long as he is getting his dairy products in some shape or form (cheese, yog) then he will be fine. You may also find that this changes with time. The more relaxed you are about food time the better he will be so just go with the flow.

Gina - posted on 04/18/2010

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mu daughter will not even have cows milk on her cereal she hates it that much - she eats lots of cheese and i add cream to some of her meals and the nutritionist thinks that as long as she is getting calcium it doesnt matter that she will not drink milk

Sue - posted on 04/06/2010

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My daughter doesn't drink cows milk at all and she didn't really drink milk when that is all she could have!! As long as she gets her calcium from another source then it doesn't matter that she doesn't drink milk .

Michelle - posted on 01/22/2010

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My Daughter wouldn't drink milk at first either. I tried her with Chocolate milk and she seems to really like that, she will eat white milk in cereal just like u were mentioning above too but plain milk is not her fav. All I suggest is the same im doing with her and that is being persistant. Keep trying, make sure they are not on carpet due to spitting it out. Good luck!

Kerry - posted on 01/22/2010

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My little boy can't have cows milk or egg. Until he was 18 months he was allergic to Soya too but thankfully outgrew that. See if your child will take soya which has been fortified with calcium and vits - it tastes more like infant milk and some children prefer it. If not, don't worry, cheese, yoghurt and even brocolli are all ways of getting calcium in. My boy turned 2 last week and has never had his calcium from a dairy source, but is tall (98cms) and strong, so don't worry too much.(Easier said than done I know!!) xxx

Stephanie - posted on 01/22/2010

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my daughter has the same problem. I noticed that she will drink from my glass is im having milk, and only out of a big girl cup. If that doesnt help my dr recommended that i give her chewable calcium suppliments, that way she thinks shes getting candy:)

Lea - posted on 01/21/2010

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Milk is not the only way for him to get dairy. Give him whole-milk yogurt and cheese.

Jenny - posted on 01/20/2010

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i never had a problem with getting my son to drink milk but i cant get him to drink juice or anything but milk and water

Nicole - posted on 01/18/2010

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Thanks thats a good idea, I do do something similiar to get him to eat new things I don't know why I never thought off doing the same with drinks. I will give it a shot.

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