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    Default Milk? Won't drink it!!

    I knew we were going to get here some day and now I am so confused! My daughter is 11 months and we are eating solids started self weaning and teething only bf 3x's a day and once during the night. I have tried every milk under the sun! Soy, Rice, Whole, and she won't drink any of them! I am afraid she is not getting enough milk and I am unsure what to do! Is there a alternative to milk or should I supplement her solids with something else?


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    I'm in a similar situation: DD (27 months) hates all milk except what I make. I've even offered her chocolate milk and she still won't drink it! Even if your baby won't drink milk, there are still lots of ways to get your baby the calcium and protein she needs. We eat a lot of yoghurt- we fed DD whole milk yoghurt at first and then switched to lowfat- and cheese, and tofu.

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    some peds recommend pediasure ( usually over 1 year though). pp have said that their los will drink that above other milks (besides bm).
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    Default Re: Milk? Won't drink it!!

    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*mommal View Post
    I'm in a similar situation: DD (27 months) hates all milk except what I make. I've even offered her chocolate milk and she still won't drink it! Even if your baby won't drink milk, there are still lots of ways to get your baby the calcium and protein she needs. We eat a lot of yoghurt- we fed DD whole milk yoghurt at first and then switched to lowfat- and cheese, and tofu.
    You're in good company darlin'! My son is allergic to dairy so we can't even offer it. and he refuses all other milk subs SO we fill his diet with all the required nutrients that milk gives easily, in other ways.

    Some nutrition info to start you out, can be found here

    Good luck!
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    maybe squeezing in another feeding of breastmilk would help?

    heres a link to dr sears....

    http://www.askdrsears.com/html/0/T000100.asp

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    SWITCHING TO MILK
    I've been feeding my baby iron-fortified formula. When is it okay to switch to whole cow's milk? Research comparing cow's milk and formula-fed infants during the first year of life has shown that cow's milk is irritating to the intestines of a tiny infant, causing infants to lose a tiny bit of blood in their stools, contributing to iron deficiency anemia. There is very little iron in cow's milk anyway, and the iron that is there is poorly absorbed. Concern about iron-deficiency anemia has led the American Academy of Pediatrics, backed by solid research, to discourage the use of cow's milk in children under one year of age. One of America's top pediatric hematologists (blood specialist), the late Dr. Frank Oski , Professor and Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics at Johns Hopkin University (and co-author of a book entitled: Don't Drink Your Milk) advised parents to be cautious and not rush into the use of cow's milk, even during the second year of life. At present it would seem prudent to continue giving your baby iron-fortified formula during the second year of life and very gradually wean him to dairy products, beginning with yogurt. If your toddler generally has a balanced diet and routine hemoglobin tests show that he is not even close to being anemic, then switch from formula to whole milk sometime during the second year, but don't be in a hurry.





    does my child have to have cows milk:
    http://www.askdrsears.com/faq/fn1.asp

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    What about yogurt and cheeses?

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    We have the same situation here. Hannah hates cows milk, and she has weaned so I can't give her BM anymore. She does love to eat yogurt and cheese though, so she gets dairy in that form. I was concerned about this and asked our family doctor about it at our last appointment. he did not seem too concerned about it, and said that as long as she is eating a wide variety of foods she should get all the protein, fats, nutrients etc. that she needs. HTH

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    Are you trying to wean or assuming LO is weaning? You can try Horizons organic milk. It comes in vanilla, strawberry and chocolate
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    I'm having a similar problem. My son (age 1) recently decided to stop taking his usual 2 bottles per day of EBM and will not drink anything but water out of a sippy cup. Smart boy that he is, he refuses to even sip from the cup when it is anything but water (hard to believe he knows without tasting it, but somehow he does). My question is how do I get him to even TRY some of these milk alternatives? He does love yogurt, so he eats that every day, but I'd like to drop my remaining two BF sessions and would like to solve this problem before I do so. Any advice?

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    I wanted to update a bit on this post because we all share something in common. My (almost) 13 MO is self-weaning and we're down to 3-4 times a day now as well. I had it in my mind that he would have to be guzzling cow milk to fill the BM void if he ends up weaning all the way in the near future.

    So I've been in close talks with my pedi (okay she's awesome and pro-BF, and is an IBCLC as well) over this whole issue. She said I do not even have to offer ANY cow milk as long as my LO is eating a nice rounded diet. Even if we wean all the way!!

    As long as I'm doing dairy with cheese and yogurt that's plenty, he does not need to be sucking down tons of cow milk. I know that the 'thing' right now is for pedis to tell you that you have to give a ton of cow milk, but there are other opinions on it so do your research about it.

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