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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-19-2009, 07:28 AM Thread Starter
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Weaning help...

Well, not really with weaning, more like with getting her to drink milk. I've started to "not offer, not refuse" with Becky, and she pretty much has no desire to nurse during the day at all now. She'll laugh at me, actually and launch herself off my lap. When she wake at night (at least once) she nurses herself back to sleep but even that is more comfort nursing than nutritional nursing. I'm guessing the flavor has changed enough due to pregnancy that she doesn't want to be bothered with it anymore. Honestly I am not horribly upset because it gives me back my boobs for a few months.

So, she's fine with a sippy filled with juice-flavored water as I like to call it. Mostly water with a splash of juice.

I got some whole milk and I've been offering that in a sippy as well. She'll take a drink, wrinkle her nose and put it down.

Should I just keep trying with the sippy of milk? Try a regular cup? Try soy or something other than cow's milk? The other two transitioned easily. Oldest was using bottles since she was in daycare and middle nursed happily until she was 3 but would also drink milk from a sippy without a fuss. So this is new to me. Click here to enlarge

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I guess keep on trying. Good luck!

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I'll buck the trend, I don't think her kids are all that in the cute department. not all kids are cute. they have other attributes that make up for that, but look at tweedle's aiden, that is a cute kid. and your kids mel, those are adorable kids. Her's are average. I wouldn't take a second look passing her on the street.
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I just wouldn't stress it. We don't do much milk here- the kids get maybe 6oz over the course of a week, and have pretty much always gotten that little. We get calcium, fats, vitamin D, and protein from other sources.
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I just read my reply again and wow, I'm helpful Click here to enlarge. I just didn't want to read and not respond but seriously that's what I would do Click here to enlarge.

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I'll buck the trend, I don't think her kids are all that in the cute department. not all kids are cute. they have other attributes that make up for that, but look at tweedle's aiden, that is a cute kid. and your kids mel, those are adorable kids. Her's are average. I wouldn't take a second look passing her on the street.
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Don't worry, PAP. Click here to enlarge Sometimes the short sweet responses are the best. Click here to enlarge

Thanks Terra - I make a batch of pancakes just about every other day now with whole milk and she downs them like I can eat m&m's. And she likes eating grilled cheese sandwiches now too so I know she's definitely getting the calcium. As long as she'll drink some fluids she's ok, right? Juicy water and plain water is fine?

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Maybe try the next step formula. I know there are some babies that actually like that stuff. I had to do that with my last son. He didn't like milk but actually liked the formula. Nasty as it may be he drank it. Click here to enlarge
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As long as she'll drink some fluids she's ok, right? Juicy water and plain water is fine?
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I also found that when my milk started drying up, around 5 months, Bbaby became a VORACIOUS eater. Girl could have survived (and did! Click here to enlarge) on breastmilk as long as I let her, ~20 months old? Then she started eating, grew inches and lost pounds. It was crazy. Click here to enlarge
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None of my kids liked milk until after they'd stopped nursing for several months. Between yogurt and cheese they always seemed to get plenty of dairy. Even now my 5 year old doesn't often drink milk, the almost 2 year old is just about done with nursing and still makes a face if I offer her milk to drink but will have it on her cereal or oatmeal, the 10 year old would drink it by the gallon if I'd let him, and the 7 year old drinks 1-2 small glasses a day but would prefer to drink juice instead.
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I was going to suggest yogurt - the Stonyfield yo-baby ones are whole milk, and yummy, and I used to buy the Kefir drink and put it in a sippy cup for my kids.

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Click here to enlarge Drinkable yogurt. Owen still won't drink plain milk most of the time, but a half container, or even less, of the yogurt mixed in is enough to get him to guzzle a sippy full of milk.
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Thanks, MM - that sounds like a good idea. I'll pick some up at the store tomorrow. Click here to enlarge

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