Re: Help weaning 12 month old that won't take a bottle
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Unfortunately, there is no surefire way to get a toddler interested in cow's milk. Some kids just don't like the taste. But the "dairy" in a child's diet doesn't necessarily need to come from milk. You can offer cheese and yogurt instead. You can even meet your child's dairy needs with non-dairy items- you just need to be a lot more proactive about researching what foods will deliver the proper balance of fat and calcium.
Facing the difficulty of a kid who isn't interested in cow's milk is one reason why a lot of moms decide to continue to nurse into the second year. Sometimes it's a lot easier to nurse a few times a day than to battle a child over his diet. Would you be open to that? In the second year, a lot of moms drop the pumping and just continue to nurse when they're with their kids. If you're nursing around 3-5 times a day, you can meet your child's dairy needs yourself.
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