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The milk issue

My 1 yr old son refuses to drink milk i even tried putting him back on formula and he wont even take that he throws it lol he wont take milk in any sorta drinking object bottle cup sippi cup etc.I dunno what to do so he gets his daily milk intake our what to give him to replace the milk he wont drink.i even tried choc and nope anyone know

 
joannabenjamin2

Asked by joannabenjamin2 at 1:08 PM on Jan. 29, 2011 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • Will he eat yogurt or cheese? Those are fine. Just offer 3 servings a day along with a balance diet and plenty of water (no juice).
    LeanneC

    Answer by LeanneC at 1:13 PM on Jan. 29, 2011

  • Talk to your pediatrician about alternatives to make sure he is getting calcium and vitamin D. I'm sure you're toddler isn't the only one that won't drink milk - don't worry mama!
    Scuba

    Answer by Scuba at 1:14 PM on Jan. 29, 2011

  • Milk isn't necessary. Make sure he's eating a balanced diet, and you can also offer yogurt and cheeses as a source of dairy, but know that there are plenty of people out there that don't drink milk, or consume any dairy, and it's fine. You can try a cow's milk alternative if you'd like, such as rice milk or almond milk or even coconut milk. Personally, I LOVE Almond Breeze almond milk, and Silk also makes an almond milk that's almost as tasty as the Almond Breeze.
    Krysta622

    Answer by Krysta622 at 7:26 PM on Jan. 29, 2011

  • I have a son that was the exact same way. Read the labels on the foods he eats. Now you even get calcium from fruit juice.
    Marinemom200854

    Answer by Marinemom200854 at 8:26 PM on Jan. 29, 2011

  • Just give him water to drink. Go easy on the dairy, as too much can leach iron and other nutrients from the body. Cow milk is for baby cows, and humans don't need it. 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:  http://www.pcrm.org/health/prevmed/building_bones.html

    rkoloms

    Answer by rkoloms at 4:51 PM on Jan. 30, 2011

  • This seems like a common problem. Will he eat yogurt or cheese? You can also talk to your pediatrician about other ways to get the calcium (suppliments or fortified juices like OJ). Also, don't assume he'll never drink milk just because he doesn't like it now. Keep offering - someday he might just decide that he likes milk. Good luck.
    Sebbiemama

    Answer by Sebbiemama at 2:01 PM on Jan. 29, 2011

  • thanks for advice also he wont drink water so i give him half juice half water but will start giving him cheese and yogurt daily
    joannabenjamin2

    Comment by joannabenjamin2 (original poster) at 2:14 PM on Jan. 29, 2011

  • try more brands of milks , change bottle styles, do what ever it takes to change the flavor , use pediature, That boy needs calcium right away.
    GlitteribonMom

    Answer by GlitteribonMom at 4:22 PM on Jan. 29, 2011

  • You have gotten a lot of good advice above, as for water though, my little boy hates drinking water out of a sippy or baby bottle, but he loves drinking bottled water. I usaully drink it down almost all the way and then give him the rest. He loves it.
    If you really want want to get milk in him, although some of the others have said they don't really need it, you could add a little strawberry or chocolate flavor. That's what my friend does for her toddler.
    MelissaCarole

    Answer by MelissaCarole at 7:15 PM on Jan. 30, 2011

  • ty all
    joannabenjamin2

    Comment by joannabenjamin2 (original poster) at 12:29 PM on Feb. 2, 2011

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