Our expert says:
To answer your last question first I must point out that children should already be weaned off the bottle at the age of 20 months. So don't give in on this issue. Have you tried offering your lassie beverages like milk from a standard cup or mug? Do try to see if she would be prepared to drink from another container if she refuses to use a sippy cup. The fact that she is already having 2 servings of calcium-rich foods a day (the yoghurt in the morning and the square of cheese at night), means that all she needs is about 1 additional cup of milk per day. You can mix the milk into other foods like breakfast cereals, custards, pureed fruit or vegetables if she refuses to drink from a standard cup. I would be interested to know how she drinks other beverages like water and diluted fruit juice? It may also be the Nespray that she is refusing and not the cup? At this stage there is no need to use calcium supplements, but do persevere with the weaning.
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