How do I get my 13 month old to drink whole milk? I have tried mixing the milk with her foumula, juice, and even strawberry yogurt but it doesn't work for long. Any advice?

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User - posted on 11/27/2012

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Thats good to set a pattern, it does help them transition smoother I think. I know I have givin in a few times, its hard when you see their sweet face pout but lol try to stay strong and consistent, it really works and really makes it easier for you in the long run

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Mine does not really like whole milk either. I have a hard time getting him to comsume it. Mine is 21 mo but I found putting it in a more preferable cup or giving him a straw to drink with really gets him goin to town on it. I dont stress it, but another thing I did during the transition over to whole milk dont give in and give him something else to drink instead of milk. They will expect that. If they wont drink it just put it back in the fridge for a bit and try later. They will drink it when they are thirsty. Dont worry about them not getting enough fuids they will let you know.

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Candice - posted on 11/27/2012

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Thank you. My daughter doesn't know how to use a straw just yet. I have tried bottles and sippy cup and sippy cups and she just throws it down. However I gave in. I mixed the whole milk with some of her baby formula. I did half formula and half whole milk. Then next week I will do 5 oz whole milk and 3 oz formula. And the same pattern the week after that to get her used to whole milk.

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