Milk and my 16 month old

Angela - posted on 05/04/2010 ( 3 moms have responded )

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My son only will drink his milk warm and in a bottle I want him to start drinking it cold and in a sippy. I bought one of those munchkin cups with a straw and he seemed to do really good with it and now today he wont touch it has anyone else run into this problem and what did you do

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Rebecca - posted on 05/04/2010

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Don't give a bottle back whatever you do. Once you do it'll be harder to change because he wont give up until he wins again. Keep giving him the cup you have and he'll drink it when he's thirsty. Sit it on the floor while he's playing or on the coffee table and he'll get it when he wants. My son stopped drinking with every meal when he was about that age and he would just sip throughout the day. Don't worry he'll get used to it. As far as the warming, keep warming it but do it less time the usual and slowly get it cooler every week. The progression will ween him off of it. My daughter is 10 months and hates a cool bottle but my son was fine so i'm in trouble with her lol.

Good luck!!

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Natasha - posted on 05/05/2010

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At 17 months my son didnt want nothing to do with sippy cups...He only drank his milk in a bottle...i was embarrassed when seeing other kids with sippy cups...He would drink water and juice out of the sippy cups but not his milk...I went to walmart and got the sport cup sippy and he loved it...He sucks on it like a bottle...

Kristin - posted on 05/04/2010

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Just take the bottle, he needs to let go of it anyway. I like the slow temp drop of his milk. That's a great idea. Take him to pick out few different cups; straws, spouts, no lids, etc..

Your child will drink when he gets thirsty enough. In the meantime, keep a sippy with water available at all times and increase the calcium and vitamin D rich foods that he is eating.

He may just not really ever like drinking milk. That's okay too. He can get what he's getting from the milk in other foods; cheeses, yogurts, broccoli, fish. Look into what is given to kids with dairy allergies. Totally workable situation.

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