Childhood Diseases

Posted by: worried mom | 2012/06/15


Toddler refuses to drink milk

Hi Doc and everyone
Please advise.
My son has just turned 2. Ive started weaning him from a bottle, its been 4 days now. He still cries at night for his bottle but the biggest concern is that he refuses to drink from a feeding cup unless he drinks water only.
I give him yogurt and porrigde and cereal this is the only source of Calcium. Is this enough and how else can I ensure that he gets enough milk without having to drink it?
We''ve even tried making him drink from a fancy tumbler or from his sisters juice bottle, but we failed, he only drinks water nothing else. We tried Milo and Nesquick to no avail.

Please share ideas!

Expert's Reply



At 2 years it is recommended that children drink no more than 2 cups of milk a day. Your little boy refuses to drink any milk but he is drinking plenty of water and that is good.Many children suddenly decide that they do not like drinking milk at this age. He is getting calcium from yoghurt and milk on cereals.As long as he has this every day and some cheese as well he should get enough calcium daily.

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Posted by: worried mom | 2012/06/18

Thank Doc and K

This is the best news ever. Ive beeen worries sick about this.


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Posted by: K | 2012/06/17

a friend of mine is putting a little bit of cinnamon in her babys milk, the baby is year and a half. The baby loves it, he does not drink milk on its own.

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