Whole Milk vs. Soy Milk

Kristiangurl - posted on 10/17/2013 ( 4 moms have responded )

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We're been trying to start our 13 month old on Whole Milk, but haven't had much luck. We're trying formula with a like Whole Milk and he still won't drink it. Should we try soy milk? Will he still get the same nutrients?

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Enna - posted on 10/17/2013

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I would keep trying, just put more formula in it at first and slowly back off. I know you are not putting much milk in it, but maybe try a little less for now. It will be nice when you can stop the formula cause that stuff is expensive!
You could try buying a different type of sippy cup, and that might work.
Also, I just thought about it. My older daughter hated milk at that age, so we gave her other dairy products (yogurt, cheese, etc.) and the doctor said that was fine as long as she was getting enough calcium. She also said that we could give her tums(broken into little pieces) if she wasn't getting enough calcium, but we never got to that point. She also said that we needed to make sure that we were giving her water to drink and not juice so she wasn't getting the extra sugar from the juice instead of the milk.

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Kristiangurl - posted on 10/17/2013

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Thanks Roxanne!!! :) Great idea!!! I know he loves yogurt. Maybe we could use that as the substitute for now on the nights he completely avoids milk.

Kristiangurl - posted on 10/17/2013

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Aw man! I wish we would have thought of that before hand. :/ He's already drinking from the sippy cups. He drinks 6 oz in the morning and before bed. So I tried 4 oz of formula and 2 oz of Whole Milk and still doesn't like it. Should we keep trying?

Enna - posted on 10/17/2013

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I really don't know about the benefits of soy milk. I don't think it would be the same, but I can't say. However, have you tried giving him part formula (or breast milk) and part whole milk? Sometimes it helps to slowly move from one to the other instead of all at once. Also, I don't know if he's taking it in a bottle, but it would probably help to have his milk in a different container than what he's used to. That way he's not expecting it to taste the same.

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