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thread: Suggestions needed!! 12 month old not interested in milk!

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    BellyBelly Member

    Jan 2011
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    Suggestions needed!! 12 month old not interested in milk!

    Hello BB ladies! Help please!

    Miss Z turned 1 on Halloween. So, just like I did with her older sister, I threw the bottles and formula out (she was fully formula fed from 3 months) and started with that A2 milk.

    She woke up on the Thursday with a severe ear infection, which required strong antibiotics poor lil muffin.

    She is drinking LOADS of water, from her cup with a straw, which she has been doing since 6 months old. But, she just won't drink any milk. I have bought a couple different types of sippy cups, straw cups etc to try and entice her. But, she just won't drink it.

    What can I do???

    Help please!!


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    BellyBelly Member

    Oct 2010
    Gold Coast
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    Suggestions needed!! 12 month old not interested in milk!

    My ds won't either and he is fully formula lol personally I think milk smells way better

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    Registered User

    Jan 2008
    Central Coast NSW
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    Suggestions needed!! 12 month old not interested in milk!

    I wouldn't worry too much. Will she eat cheese or yoghurt? My DS1 weaned (from the breast) at 14 months and didn't drink any other milk until he was almost 3. As long as she is drinking water and getting some dairy of some form she will be fine

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    BellyBelly Member

    Apr 2006
    Perth
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    Miss I at 5.5 yrs is still yet to swallow a mouthful of milk. Depending on how much other dairy she's getting I wouldn't be too worried. If you are, maybe keep giving her a formula drink but in her cup once a day - Iz kept having a formula drink until she was about 18 months because her diet otherwise was oh so very average.

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    BellyBelly Member

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    oh gawd does it ever Jellybean! formula smell

    She does eat some cheeses Amaunet, parmesan and feta, and is starting to eat yoghurt.

    I guess that's why I am a lil worried with her dairy intake! her sister just ate cheese and drank milk from the get go!

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    BellyBelly Life Subscriber

    Jul 2009
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    Just keep offerring

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    BellyBelly Member

    Jan 2011
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    Just keep offerring

    That I have been! and then tipping it down the sink after she has thrown it on the floor for the 500th time!

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    BellyBelly Member

    Apr 2006
    Perth
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    Do you know if she has an intolerance to dairy? I was told by our paed that kids have a natural reluctance to eat foods that won't agree with them - seems to work in our household.

    One suggestion we were given was to very slowly add more and more milk to her water. We never tried it given Miss I's intolerance issues but just another idea.

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    BellyBelly Life Subscriber

    Dec 2008
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    It sounds as though she dosen't like it. As long as she's getting her daily intake of calcium it doesn't matter.

    I hate milk and refused it when I weaned as well. To this day I can't stand the stuff, I hate the smell and look of it and freak out if it gets on my skin. Today, I was making a coffee at work and a few drops of milk splashed on my face, I almost vomited

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    BellyBelly Member

    Jan 2011
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    Do you know if she has an intolerance to dairy? I was told by our paed that kids have a natural reluctance to eat foods that won't agree with them - seems to work in our household.

    One suggestion we were given was to very slowly add more and more milk to her water. We never tried it given Miss I's intolerance issues but just another idea.
    Nah, no intolerance that we have noticed.

    But will keep watching for something, just in case

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    2014 BellyBelly RAK Recipient.

    Dec 2008
    Melbourne, VIC
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    My DS was b/f for a very short time and then f/f till 12 months. I introduced cow's milk into his formula for a few weeks before offering 100% cow milk but he just didn't like it. I made sure he ate 2-3 servings per day of dairy after that, but he just never warmed up to cow's milk unless it was on cereal. Even now at 32 months, he still won't drink milk even from a cup.

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    BellyBelly Member

    Jan 2011
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    It sounds as though she dosen't like it. As long as she's getting her daily intake of calcium it doesn't matter.

    I hate milk and refused it when I weaned as well. To this day I can't stand the stuff, I hate the smell and look of it and freak out if it gets on my skin. Today, I was making a coffee at work and a few drops of milk splashed on my face, I almost vomited
    You will hate me then! I LIVED on the stuff as a kid! drank probably 2l a day! of fresh cows milk! we lived next to a dairy farm, and always went and got our milk from the neighbours :P

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    BellyBelly Life Subscriber

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    No, I don't hate you for that. lol

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    BellyBelly Life Subscriber

    Jan 2006
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    It's really not necessary if she's eating a rounded diet. A bit and cheese and yogurt, etc should do it.

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    BellyBelly Member

    Nov 2011
    Radelaide
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    Suggestions needed!! 12 month old not interested in milk!

    Just out of curiosity is it the A2 milk she is refusing? Or any milk?

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    BellyBelly Member

    Oct 2007
    Melbourne
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    Suggestions needed!! 12 month old not interested in milk!

    Does it make a difference if the cows milk is given to her warm or cold? I know my DS had a preference for cold only at that age

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    BellyBelly Member

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    Just out of curiosity is it the A2 milk she is refusing? Or any milk?
    Seems to be all milk Chrispe..

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    BellyBelly Member

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    Does it make a difference if the cows milk is given to her warm or cold? I know my DS had a preference for cold only at that age
    Milka - I have tried both!

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