Having trouble with getting my daughter to drink whole milk and was wondering if anyone has any tips

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Kristin - posted on 07/27/2009

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with my son, I started putting a quater 3.25% and 3 quaters formula/breast milk, I did that for about 2 wks, then did half and half.....then so on......

Marta - posted on 07/27/2009

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We put our boys on 2% instead of homogenized milk. They both had sensitivities to milk fat and homogenized made them vomit and have diarrhea so we tried 2% and they had no more problems with digestion after we did that. Your daughter might feel queesy from the homogenized milk but I'd talk to the doctor first and ask their opinion.

Jamie - posted on 07/27/2009

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I personally wouldnt put chocolate in kids milk. then they will never drink white milk and your adding un-needed sugar. I would trying adding a little vanilla extract to the milk. and finding a fun straw. good luck.

Tashema - posted on 07/27/2009

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hi did you ever think that ur child may b allergic to the milk and its giving her stomach problems is she experiencing gas, or other symptoms after drinking milk. i no first hand because my daughter amajai who is 8 now is allergic to while milk i tryd all the ideas that friends and family gave when that didnt work i schedule an appt with her doctor and they did a test i belive it was a stool sample test and found out that she was allergic to whole milk she has been drinking soy milk ever since she was about 11 months. so at ur next appt bring it up and see what the doc has to say

Stefanie - posted on 07/24/2009

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The best advice I can give is to try Goat Milk. It's slightly sweeter than cow milk and kids seem to like it better.

Katie - posted on 07/24/2009

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Thank you all so much for your advice i have been trying some ideas and so far it is going good thank you all for your helpful hints :)

Christin - posted on 07/19/2009

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Seriously read this article please all of you. The AAP now has new recommendations for many kids to not be on whole milk but rather 2%

Here is the recommendations:
Children at risk of being overweight, or with a family history of heart disease, obesity or high cholesterol, can switch to low-fat milk between 12 months and 2 years old.

Here is the link:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/arti...

Stefanie - posted on 07/19/2009

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Try Goat Milk. It's sweeter, easier to digest and tastes more like mother's milk (if she was breastfed). My kids love goat milk and they never knew the difference when I started giving it to them at a year.

User - posted on 07/19/2009

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Hi, I mixed 1/2 vanilla soy and 1/2 whole milk then weaned off the soy - he was fine after that :)

ANASTASIA - posted on 07/19/2009

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hi have a set of twin boys that are 13months old and what i do is take a tablespoon of ovaltine and put it in with there milk and they drink up they get mad when its gone. I usely warm the milk with the ovaltine in try that and c if it works. good luck

Sarahjane - posted on 07/19/2009

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i have the same problem with my 1yr old shes on formula but every time i try to give her whole milk she wont drink it ive tryed adding things to it but still no luck im trying to take her off the formula but still want her to have milk...

Barbara - posted on 07/18/2009

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I had to water down whole milk for all three of my kids. So I just started buying 2% and now they drink milk a lot more than they use to.

Sarah - posted on 07/18/2009

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HI there i use to water it down then add some kind of flavouring to it then my son would drink it cos i found it was too much for him whole milk by itself! Hope ive helped

Erin - posted on 07/18/2009

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what i did to get my daughter used to drinking whole milk was make her formula with 1 oz whole milk and 3 oz water and 2 scoops of formula powder, i did that mixture for a couple weeks and then made the formula with 2 oz whole milk and 2 oz water and 2 scoops of formula powder for a couple more weeks and then 3 oz milk and 1 oz water and the formula powder for a couple more weeks and then just milk with the formula powder and then i started decreasing the formula powder and now she drinks whole milk, juices and water



hope it helps

Erin

Rory - posted on 07/18/2009

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If you use formula, you could try mixing it. Or it you don't use formula, I knew someone who mixed it with juice and it worked great (as gross as that sounds).

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Hi try adding a bit of milo to it. I had the same trouble and that was a great help my son now thinks hes having chocolate for breakfast...lol

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