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Any sugesstions on what I should do when my 4 year old will not drink her milk?

 
rileymommy

Asked by rileymommy at 11:02 PM on Jul. 13, 2011 in General Parenting

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  • Try calcium orange juice, or other forms of milk( rice, almond, soy, hemp) milk is for baby cows, think about it. yuck!
    minimo77

    Answer by minimo77 at 8:52 AM on Jul. 14, 2011

  • My 4 year old hasn't drunk milk since she got off formula, just doesn't like it but she loves yogurt and cheese so I'm not worried. I hate milk too so I wouldn't pressure her to drink it if she doesn't like it, especially if she is getting the vitamins she needs from other foods.
    GomezMami2908

    Answer by GomezMami2908 at 11:04 PM on Jul. 13, 2011

  • Give her something else. NO one needs to drink milk. My son stopped once he stopped getting formula. As long as she gets other sources of calcium she will be fine. Yogurt, cheese, cottage cheese, ice cream are all sources of calcium.
    tyfry7496

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 11:09 PM on Jul. 13, 2011

  • Bribe her with a couple cookies to go with it...? ;)

    I had to put chocolate or strawberry syrup in it for mine when they were younger
    Gremlyn1980

    Answer by Gremlyn1980 at 11:03 PM on Jul. 13, 2011

  • I wouldn't push it. My mother did with me, turned out I'm not to drink milk. Milk isn't really healthy anyway. If you want her to drink something like milk for some reason, then maybe rice milk would be the way to go.

    why are you so worried about her drinking milk?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:06 PM on Jul. 13, 2011

  • Unless she is a baby cow, dont worry about it ;) lol

    I never really pushed milk on my kids. They like chocolate milk once in a while as a treat- or they drink some in cereal, simply because they like the taste. As long as she is eating a wide variety of foods, she is getting what she needs :)
    MommaRoxanne

    Answer by MommaRoxanne at 8:09 AM on Jul. 14, 2011

  • Give her something else to drink.
    MrsMWF

    Answer by MrsMWF at 11:03 PM on Jul. 13, 2011

  • She doesn't have to have the milk, there are other things you could give her for the nutrients.
    ashlet01

    Answer by ashlet01 at 11:09 PM on Jul. 13, 2011

  • give her cookies, or just drink it yourself and don't give it to her unless she agrees to drink it next time
    wheresthewayout

    Answer by wheresthewayout at 11:12 PM on Jul. 13, 2011

  • Don't make her drink it. Milk isn't necessary so many other foods provide what she needs.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:24 PM on Jul. 13, 2011

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