sippy cup with milk

Jill - posted on 06/02/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )

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My son is gonna be 1 in a couple weeks and the doc said i could start giving him some whole milk. My son that is now 6 NEVER liked milk and it was a struggle. Now this one will drink water from a sippy, but not milk. Any thoughts or suggestions? I have tried a few different cups with no success....

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Dawn - posted on 06/06/2009

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Neither one of my kids would drink milk (cows) so I tried soy milk (plain or vanilla) I would add vitamin drops and they loved it. It has fat just like vit D milk and taste sweeter than cows milk. A big difference if you breastfed. I tried also putting breastmilk and they loved that to. Maybe you should skip the sippy cup and give milk in a cup. Of course you will have to help him but some babies don't like sippy cups.

User - posted on 06/04/2009

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I had the same problem with my daughter and her doctor finally told me to start adding just a tiny bit of chocolate syrup to her milk and let her drink it that way for awhile and then start adding less and less until she's just drinking straight milk. This worked for us, now she drinks milk from her sippy with no problem at all and she's even asking for milk!! Good luck!

Kathleen - posted on 06/04/2009

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he might find it intersting if it's colored. I don't mean giving him chocolate milk or that strawberry syrup, but....giving him a see through sippy cup and coloring the milk with a few drops of food coloring. He just might get enough kick out it that he'll drink it lol.

If it's that much of a problem and switching out and 1oz a day as suggested before...there's silk soy. That's what my son drinks, though he's allergic to milk protein, he drinks the silk soy without a problem as it is slightly sweet. They even have a children fortified one.

Kathleen - posted on 06/04/2009

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he might find it intersting if it's colored. I don't mean giving him chocolate milk or that strawberry syrup, but....giving him a see through sippy cup and coloring the milk with a few drops of food coloring. He just might get enough kick out it that he'll drink it lol.

If it's that much of a problem and switching out and 1oz a day as suggested before...there's silk soy. That's what my son drinks, though he's allergic to milk protein, he drinks the silk soy without a problem as it is slightly sweet. They even have a children fortified one.

Suzannah - posted on 06/04/2009

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As Nicole suggested, I would try a gradual transition to milk. Add one ounce cow's milk instead of the formula/breast milk he's drinking now and increase it by an ounce every couple days until it is all cow's milk.

User - posted on 06/04/2009

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Have you tried mixing it with his regular formual or breast milk? When my son switched over I started him on a can of the 9-18 month old formula then I introduced a little milk into that formula and slowly took out the formula and no he drinks about 30 oz of milk a day. If he's not comfortable with the sippy cup yet try it in his bottle.

Natalie - posted on 06/03/2009

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Try using Nuby training sippys. The have a soft silicone nipple that will feel more like a bottle or a breast and he may like that better. Besides, the heads are really easy to replace and clean with a sponge brush or a very small nipple brush. Just don't push to hard on the tip or you'll rip the silicone.

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