Tuesday, 03 February 2009
My 14-month-old daughter doesn't like to drink milk. Sometimes I can get her to drink a couple of ounces at a time, but it has become quite an ordeal and frankly, I'm tired of dealing with the stress. (It also bothers me to have to throw out the milk she won't drink.)
She does, however, love yogurt and cheese and I've thought about giving her orange juice with added calcium to replace the milk.
Has anyone else had this problem? Can milk be replaced completely with other sources of calcium or will she not be getting other nutrition she needs if she drops the milk? My pediatrician said she should be drinking at least 12 ounces of milk a day, but I'm lucky if I can get her to drink 5 or 6.