6mo not drinking milk

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waitingforsomething Wed 27-Jan-16 20:58:06

DS is 6.5 months old and after a suspicious week or so took to solids really well. He now eats 3 meals a day alongside his sister which are a mixture of spoon fed mash and finger foods.
He has milk at 5.30/6am and again at 6.30 before bed @7oz each roughly. He sometimes wakes at night but won't have it then either. During the day however he will absolutely not drink any milk. He refuses the bottle whatever time it is and will sip water from a cup. Ive tried cutting solids down, cutting a whole meal out but he still doesn't drink it. Do I just go with him and mix a bit with his food or is there something I should do to encourage?

Fluffy24 Wed 27-Jan-16 21:06:24

Sounds a bit like DS who self weaned off milk quite quickly despite me wanting to keep BFing!

I used to sneak milk into things, so milky porridges etc for breakfast, and lots of cheese so still getting dairy. Also made sure he got the baby vitamin drops.

We did things like cheesy risotto made with milk, cheese sauce with baked potato and beans, broccoli (simmered in milk) and Stilton soup, thick veg soups (with the veg having been simmered in milk rather than water) etc.

waitingforsomething Wed 27-Jan-16 21:09:32

Thank Fluffy so is it the calcium that you need to keep up?
Ive been giving him yoghurt, cream cheese on bread/toast, making cheese sauces - Will def steal some of your ideas too!

Fluffy24 Wed 27-Jan-16 21:09:37

Oops posted too soon

... And tried to make his diet as varied as possible with lots of veg, small amounts of fruit, wholemeal bread, porridge oats (as little 'baby' cereal as possible)so that he was still getting lots of different vitamins and minerals.

Fluffy24 Wed 27-Jan-16 21:14:42

I think it's partly the calcium but also probably the protein.

DS likes philly too - I'd do things like adding a spoonful of cream cheese to mashed potato. I heard that the fat is important also so always used full fat milk and cream cheese.

Focusfocus Thu 28-Jan-16 03:55:18

Just to mention that Nhs recommends babies aren't given wholemeal bread or wholemeal products very much before five as that means too much fibre filling them up. Just as lower fat products are also advised against by nhs till a certain age

KatharinaRosalie Thu 28-Jan-16 16:38:05

Both my kids are exactly the same. I can confirm that this did DC1 no harm.

DC2 is 6 months like yours and same thing - started solids and refuses any milk during the day, even breastfeeding. Yes I put some milk in her food, but honestly I don't think they are missing anything with morning and evening feedings, and several meals per day.

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