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Cant get my 14 month old daughter to drink milk

For a while she was drinking it..But then she got sick and got ulcers and wouldnt drink anything but cold cold juice but now she wont drink nothing but the juice and some water..Her doctor said it is fine just to give her things to replace the milk but i want her to try to drink it.i have tried different types and different flavors nothing is working... she will be 14 months on the 29th and is only 17lbs

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Asked by Anonymous at 11:32 PM on Jan. 27, 2010 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • She doesn't NEED the milk. Don't sweat it. Cow's milk is for baby cows and offers nothing that she cannot get in other foods.

    Whatever you mixing stuff in it...that's a BAD precedent. Water is fine for hydration.

    Answer by gdiamante at 1:20 AM on Jan. 28, 2010

  • Unless your daughter is a baby cow, she doesn't need milk; she only needs to drink water.

    Like many other nutrients, and despite the claims of the dairy industry, plant based calcium is superior to animal based. While cow mild is rich in protein, the kind of protein that is contains is casein, while human milk protein is lactalbumin, with is easily digestible; more the 50% of casein isn't digested and can cause health problems later in life, like food allergies.  Here is some of what the doctors at the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine say:


    Answer by rkoloms at 6:19 AM on Jan. 28, 2010

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