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How do I get her to drink her milk again? ~*~*~*~ ; 1 child; Biteme, ca, United States 1716 posts
6th Jan '13

My LO is 13months old, so when she turned one we started giving her whole milk. Other than needing us to knock the chill off of it, she did fine. Now, all of the sudden, she won't drink it anymore! A couple weeks ago, then again a few days after, I did mix a lil of my chocolate milk with it. I don't really think that's the problem, because she has drank some okay since then, but I'm not sure. I've tried not giving her any juice, only milk, then making her eat all her food before she drinks, so it will be more appealing, and she will not have it. Since we are in the beginning stages of weaning, I don't think I could pump as much as she needs anymore, but I know she needs the calories. Any ideas?

Skitti 17 kids; Grand Haven Charter Township, Michigan 1508 posts
6th Jan '13

Maybe try an alternative to cows milk?

Bad Things 1 child; Blacksburg, SC, United States 18448 posts
status 6th Jan '13

LO started doing that recently.



I try to make up for it by feeding him yogurt, cheeses, and other dairy throughout the day.

~*~*~*~ ; 1 child; Biteme, ca, United States 1716 posts
6th Jan '13

Thanks, I will try these. Probably yogurt and stuff before alternate milk sources. If she doesn't drink it, I wouldn't either and it would go to waste. Any certain kind you recommend, though?

khigh 1 child; Fort Sill, Oklahoma 8101 posts
6th Jan '13

She doesn't need cow milk to have a healthy, balanced diet. But, have you tried cow milk alternatives like goat milk? I wouldn't use soy because of all the problems associated with it, but goat milk and almond milk are great and have more calcium than cow milk.

Tarynosaurus Rex San Antonio, Texas 1271 posts
6th Jan '13

Cow's milk isn't actually that good for humans anyway, especially babies. Try an alternative. She doesn't really need it.



I have never liked milk ever in my life and I never drank it and I'm perfectly fine.

Tarynosaurus Rex San Antonio, Texas 1271 posts
6th Jan '13
Quoting khigh:" She doesn't need cow milk to have a healthy, balanced diet. But, have you tried cow milk alternatives ... [snip!] ... because of all the problems associated with it, but goat milk and almond milk are great and have more calcium than cow milk."


Almond milk is the only kind of milk I like lol.

khigh 1 child; Fort Sill, Oklahoma 8101 posts
6th Jan '13
Quoting Tarynosaurus Rex:" Almond milk is the only kind of milk I like lol."


I've had cow milk twice in my life. My grandparents have goats, so why buy cow milk when you can drink from the goat for free? LOL

~*~*~*~ ; 1 child; Biteme, ca, United States 1716 posts
6th Jan '13

I still nurse her twice a day, so she does get that. She is having to see a nutrisionist because of her size and they told me she needs at least 18oz whole milk a day. I think she is fine, and would be open to trying these other options that have been suggested, I just don't know what they would say at her doctor when I told them.

~*~*~*~ ; 1 child; Biteme, ca, United States 1716 posts
6th Jan '13
Quoting khigh:" I've had cow milk twice in my life. My grandparents have goats, so why buy cow milk when you can drink from the goat for free? LOL"


Lol, I like this. Almond milk sounds delicious, I've seen it but have no idea what it is, how it tastes, or that babies could have it.

Tarynosaurus Rex San Antonio, Texas 1271 posts
6th Jan '13
Quoting khigh:" I've had cow milk twice in my life. My grandparents have goats, so why buy cow milk when you can drink from the goat for free? LOL"


I've never tried goat milk but I have milked a goat once. Went with a friend and her family in high school to get a baby goat and they told us we could have the milk for free if we milked the goats, so we did lol. I hate cow's milk. Every time I've ever had it I want to vomit. I only use it for occasional cooking, but for cereal and stuff I use almond milk.

Tarynosaurus Rex San Antonio, Texas 1271 posts
6th Jan '13
Quoting Krystal McCracken:" I still nurse her twice a day, so she does get that. She is having to see a nutrisionist because of her ... [snip!] ... to trying these other options that have been suggested, I just don't know what they would say at her doctor when I told them."


Doctors don't always know what they're talking about when it comes to nutrition. They are not nutritionists and they just brush the surface on that subject in medical school. My sister is a nutritionist in the AF and I'm about to start personal trainer school with in depth nutritional classes so I'd say don't even worry about the whole milk. Almond milk is delicious and has more of a sweet taste that your LO might like more. Plus what khigh said, goat's milk is easier for the human body to digest as it's more similar to human milk than cow's milk is.

~*~*~*~ ; 1 child; Biteme, ca, United States 1716 posts
6th Jan '13

I get 3 gallons a month on WIC, so I've been drinking it even though I don't like it much. I'll mix chocolate in it or something, I can't stand to waste it.

Bad Things 1 child; Blacksburg, SC, United States 18448 posts
status 6th Jan '13

My LO is on Almond Milk. I get the vanilla kind, but he will also drink unsweetened if unnecessary. It is more expensive, but doesnt expire so fast and is healthier for him and his bad constipation.



He is actually drinking his first sippy of it since two days ago right now. :D



I also find he would drink water and some of my juice if I let him sip it from my cup. I think its the notion that he is drinking what I am drinking. :D

Danielle: Jack&Basil'sMom 2 kids; Raleigh, North Carolina 14528 posts
6th Jan '13

I enjoy rice milk.



Vanilla rice milk, to be specific