my son is 9 months old and doesnt really drink much milk anymore he is on a dairy free diet as well

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Cassie - posted on 08/09/2009

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Is your son still breastfed or drinking formula? At that age they really need the fat content for brain development. Even if he seems as though he is developing on par for children his age, the effects will catch up to him as he reaches toddlerhood. It is so important at his age that breastmilk or formula are his main sources of nutrition. Solid foods and other drinks should come secondary. What other drinks are you offering him? I would stop offering him anything but breastmilk/formula. He will take it as he would have to be thirsty. For your son's brain development, please make sure that he is drinking the adequate amount of either breastmilk or formula.

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Felicia - posted on 08/09/2009

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my daughter is about to be 11 months and she too dont the same thing starting around 8 months old. she is fine and healthy and very smart so dont worry to much i mean shesh ur not always in the mood for certain things r u lol. and well lets face it the soy milk is nasty my daughter is on that and ewwww i wouldnt drink it either lol. but seriously she has once again started drinking like she should so all will be fine it could be that the weather being so hot has made him not wanna eat so much or just a change in tastebuds. dont worry or fret unless he starts becoming dehydrated or mal nurished from it. they r just like us only smaller and smaller doesnt mean they r not independant on what they want and do not want ya know.

Helen - posted on 08/09/2009

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put a little sugar free milk shake in his milk until he gets used tot he taste of milk again

Kiri - posted on 08/09/2009

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i have the same prob... my lil girl dont drink milk and she cant have dairy... so i give her alpro soya yogs.. x

Kirsty - posted on 08/09/2009

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no he has a dairy intolerance so is on sma soya recommemended by a dietician he has water and baby juice but is going off his milk sooo much!

Stevie - posted on 08/09/2009

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yeah my son doesn drink his formula except in the morning too i keep saying or thinking ill give it to him before every meal but i never do we always offer it at night and he might take a few drinks but thats it he is growing and seems heathy so i dont worry much you could make some and leave it out for him to have at any time i did that for awhile and really still should but he doesnt always take it its hard to decide to when he wants it or not... good luck im still trying too and moving his bedtime back didnt help him drink but he did stop waken up an hour after fallin asleep like he started to do about 3 weeks or a month ago...

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