Thursday, November 18, 2010

advise?

my little mister won't drink milk! i tried mixing the milk with some OJ (thanks for the tip Genevive!), and he seemed to like it, but then we found out that he's allergic to OJ. so i need more tips on how to get some milk in the little guy. did any of your kids hate milk in the beginning? how did you get them to drink it?

9 comments:

Genevieve said...

bummer! sorry he's allergic. i wish i knew another trick. i know that alot of kids struggle with the switch to whole milk and it always takes time... good luck!

Cami said...

My birthdaughter gets sick when she drinks milk. So they switched her over to rice milk. Maybe you could give that a shot?

Nichole Eve said...

Brooke never had a problem but when I started to switch her I did half milk half formula and gradually went to straight milk. Good Luck I dont know anything you chould try.

Candee said...

i know how you feel, kayson hates milk! i tried doing half milk half formula. i even tried mixing some chocolate milk in but he wont drink it, so ive just been doing the enfagrow toddler formula.

Natalie said...

mix some milk with a little bit of vanilla coffeemate creamer the liquid kind, it is really sweet and for sure he'll love it!

Brad, Kayla and Trevin said...

With Trevin we added a children's supplement called Reliv for kids. We use the vanilla and add it to his milk, he has been on it since he was 7 mos old (we still give it to him daily). Not only does it make his milk taste yummy it has kept him EXTREMELY healthy, while other children suffer through cold and flu season, Trevin does great! The website is www.reliv.com, you have to be a distributor I think to buy it, I get ours from my grandparents, but I know there are lots of other distributors around the area. Good luck!

Holly said...

We didn't have this problem, so I don't have a lot of experience with it. But sometimes you have to give "tough love" and Stone will have to just drink the milk. Don't offer anything else. I'd try mixing the offer stuff people have suggested first and if that still doesn't work... the tough love. Good luck.

Shalee said...

We mixed milk and formula and gradually lessened the formula until it was all milk. Easing them into it seemed to work for my kiddos...good luck!!

Summer Mortensen said...

Neither of my boys will drink milk, all they want is juice (which i know is NOT good on their teeth) but if i put it in Bridgers sippy cup, he absolutly refuses to drink it. And Tegan is just barely opening up to the idea of chocolate milk- finally!! (he's 4!) I finally got tired of fighting with them to drink it so i try and get the calcium down them in other ways like lots of yogurt, ect. I never had very good luck, so hopefully Stone will eventually drink it for you!! Good luck!