Milk - Statesboro,GA

Updated on June 12, 2010
C.D. asks from Statesboro, GA
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my now almost 15 month old did fine with the whole milk switch, for about a month and a half, now she wont touch it, we had already broke her from the bottle, so she received it in the same cup she was getting her formula from (similac alimentum) (milk allergy)( ped. approved the switch) i spoke with her ped. about it and she assured me that it was only a phase she was going through just to keep trying to give her the milk, well a month and a half later she still refuses to drink it, she eats plenty of food with cheese and i have been giving her calcium fortified juice, she spits out yogurt but she does eat plenty of bread, should i give her a calcium supplement or a vitamin?

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So What Happened?

thanks to everyone's advice!! i certainly appreciate it, she doesn't like soy, rice or almond milk, i have tried it all (yogurt too) and she spits it out, i also thought that the milk might be irritating her stomach also for the simple fact she done great with the cow milk at first, i have switched her ped.and like you all he pretty much agreed that she is most likely getting all that she needs from the foods that she eats but if i wanted to be on the safe side to give her a vitamin at my descretion but watch her iron intake!

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answers from Atlanta on

I'd say try goat milk or, if you're not opposed to it, fortified rice, soy, almond or coconut milk. All come in an unsweetened flavor or a vanilla type flavor. Many kids have problems with dairy and you may not see any signs but it may be irritating her stomach.

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answers from Denver on

Both of my boys went/going through this same phase. My older one wouldn't touch milk once the bottle was taken away at 16 months. My 13 month old now is done with bottles and milk... my thought is with all the other food they should be good. The only thing that my ped suggested was vita d - maybe that would be something to look into.

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answers from New York on

She doesn't need milk, and why would you be giving it to her if she had a milk alergy. Your ped. is wrong, it's not a phase. Cow's milk can be very hard to digest. You may want to offer soy or rice milk. I absolutely hate milk and have never drunk it in my entire life. You shouldn't need a supplement or a vitamin if she is getting her calcium from other foods.

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answers from Portland on

Was she on alimentum because she was diagnosed as allergic to milk protein? She may have stopped drinking milk because it does not agree with her. I think kids are more attuned to their bodies than many adults. I wouldn't worry about it.

My granddaughter was allergic to milk protein and drank fortified rice milk all during her toddler and preschool years. It has calcium in it. I'm lactose intolerant and also use it. It tastes different than milk. Our family likes the taste of it. I use it in cooking too.

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answers from Atlanta on

None of my kids ever liked milk, and they only drink water... my oldest is 8, and she hasn't had any problems with being "milk free". She tried Horizon chocolate milk recently and told me that it made her "feel weird" and never wanted it again lol There is research now that is finding all this dairy for kids is probably causing more health issues than benefits.

Calcium can also come from dark leafy greens and other non-dairy sources, so if she has a well rounded diet, I wouldn't worry about supplementing. If you do, try to get a whole food supplement. The standard vitamins typically are chemically made and not very good for you... :)



answers from Atlanta on

She'll be fine without it! I've never liked milk, but I've always loved cheese -and if she'll eat dark, leafy greens like spinach that will help too. I also HATE the consistence of yogurt and would never eat it. Now I eat it frozen and like that. If you want to give her a good children's vitamin -it certainly won't hurt, but don't stress about the milk. My oldest doesn't like it either! You can try other milks -soy, almond, goat's milk, etc. if you want. I've never liked any of that either though!



answers from Atlanta on

Actually, humas are the only creature on earth who still drink milk after we are weaned; there are many other foods, as others have said, that are better sources of the needed fats, calcium and vitamins, so if she isn't into milk, no worries. My pediatrician recommends not giving children juice. (Juices provide a lot of sugar without meeting any real need, so, for a young child, the choice between milk and juice is like the choice between a popsicle and a potato.) Our ped. advised letting our son choose between milk and water, because kids love to be have the control of making a choice, and it is a choice you can feel good about. Plus, it can help start a pattern of choosing water to satisfy thirst as your child gets older, which is much healthier than juice and/or sodas. (Not to mention less expensive!) I am sure your daughter is getting what she needs from the foods she is eating, so I wouldn't worry about vitamins at this point, unless your pediatrician recommends it. I know you already responded, but I thought I would add my two cents. : ) Good luck, and take care.

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