I have a 13 month old who has been on whole milk since 9 months. She was doing good, however only drinking milk about twice a day. She had the flu and a stomach virus about a month ago and we were told to take her off of milk until she quit running a fever and vomiting. That was about a week and a half. Now she will not touch milk anymore. I have been trying for about a month. I have tried sugar free chocolate syrup, cold milk, room temperature milk, warm milk, everything I know to try. She is off of the bottle and doing great, but only with juice. I even put her milk in a glass instead of a sippy cup because she loves to drink out of my glass. We tried a straw because she loves straws.
I wonder if she associates the milk with getting so sick.
She probably does not associate milk with being sick (at her age), but regardless, don't stress it too much. My daughter (now 6 years old) has never liked milk by itself. I used to slip it into her baby cereal and oatmeal to compensate. As she got older, yogurt and cheese helped her get the dairy she needs. She has never had any problems that resulted from her not drinking milk (and she NEVER did). Her doctor at one time (when she was about 2) that we could even give her chocolate milk, just to get it in her. Chocolate milk has about the same amount of calcium and nutrients as white milk. Ask your pediatrician for ideas on what she can have at her age to supplement dairy.
actually-I think she may associate the milk with getting sick--or it could be a slight milk allergy she has.
I am allergic to whole milk and was extremely worried because of different reactions that she had-that my daughter would be too- we started her on soymilk at 9 months-no problems- soy milk even has more vitamin d & other vitamins than whole milk
we give my daughter vanilla and plain-maybe you can try her on soymilk?
if she doesnt like that- I think as long as you give her a daily vitamin (ask the doc to prescribe it) she should be fine.