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My Daughter drinks nothing but milk

My daughter drinks nothing but milk...i was wondering if it was ok to put something like the carnation instant breakfast into it. or something else with the added vitamins

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DariAnn

Asked by DariAnn at 3:02 PM on Dec. 19, 2008 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • how old is she? they have baby vitamins that are like candy to them that have a lot of good stuff in them too
    watersgirls

    Answer by watersgirls at 3:07 PM on Dec. 19, 2008

  • she is 20 months and wont take the "big kid" vitamins
    DariAnn

    Answer by DariAnn at 3:09 PM on Dec. 19, 2008

  • Does she eat healty? Too much milk isnt' always a good idea. Try just water or withholding milk after a certain amount and only offering water.

    http://pediatrics.about.com/od/weeklyquestion/a/04_toomuch_milk.htm
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:10 PM on Dec. 19, 2008

  • If anything you should be concerned about her getting enough water to stay hydrated. She likely gets all her needed vitamins from meals and milk does have a lot good stuff too but she should probably drink more water than anything else other than milk.

    Those instant breakfasts and pedia-sure things are just ways to trick your kids into getting those vitamins if they refuse to drink water, milk, juice and all that stuff or eat nutritious meals. They really aren't good for kids, you might as well give them a milk shake in place of meals bec ause that's really all it is.
    Geminus

    Answer by Geminus at 3:13 PM on Dec. 19, 2008

  • What does she eat? Is she eating well, or focusing on the milk? Has it made her constipated at all? We need a little bit more information before anyone can really answer your question. Thanks!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:13 PM on Dec. 19, 2008

  • she really isnt eating she has a sinus infection...she wont drink water, only if its watering down something else...she hasnt been constipated
    DariAnn

    Answer by DariAnn at 3:18 PM on Dec. 19, 2008

  • If the reason she's only drinking milk is from a sinus infection, then she's sick and you let her have what she wants while she's healing.
    Try to offer her popsicles, even better if they're homemade from sugar-free juice, because they'll have the highest concentration of vitamins as well.

    You should be giving her medication, correct?
    RanaAurora

    Answer by RanaAurora at 3:23 PM on Dec. 19, 2008

  • yea its okay!! i do that too.my daughter loves the strawberry flavored! i give her one each day if not two..but usally just one..its extremly healthy! i say go for it!
    amysmomma505

    Answer by amysmomma505 at 3:34 PM on Dec. 19, 2008

  • I Love horchata, and so does My son jakey! Maybe you can try making it! It's mostly water! This recipe dosent make much, so iusually double the recipe, but here it is

    1 Cup of Long Grain White rice
    5 Cups of Water
    2 cinamon sticks
    1/2 cup milk
    1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract
    1/3 cup sugar

    In a blender, grind up 2 cups of water w/ rice until rice it just broken up. Add remaining water and cinamon sticks, and grind until cinamon stick are just broken up. Let sit at room temperature 8 hours or overnight. Strain water rice mixture through a mesh strainer. Add Milk, Vanilla, and Sugar and stir until well incorporated. Chill in refridgerator. Drink when cold.

    I don't know if this is a solution to your problem, but it was water in it! :) Have you tried making fruit smoothies or anything?
    ClvDandJ

    Answer by ClvDandJ at 4:55 PM on Dec. 19, 2008

  • Will she drink anything else? Milk causes a lot of mucus build up and makes it harder to cough up. Its not a crisis or anything, but just annoying. My son, who is 2, won't drink milk at ALL. NEVER. I have recently been successful in getting him to eat cereal with his siblings, but he leaves the milk. Yilk as he calls it. He has never liked it and I have never fretted over it. He eats a lot of other dairy products.
    momofsaee

    Answer by momofsaee at 6:29 PM on Dec. 19, 2008

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