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Ds2 won't have milk anymore. Any ideas of how to sneak it in?

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Squidmission Fri 28-Aug-09 08:07:52

He is nearly 2 and refuses milk.
I manange to get about 4-5oz into him at breakfast in his porridge and about another oz or 2 in some cereal like rice krispies as a bedtime snack but thats it.
I made muffins with milk in them, but he didn't seem overally keen on them and he won't eat anything with a cheese or white sauce.
He doesn't eat yoghurts or cheese either (he was dairy allergic as a baby but now tolerates goats milk)

Anyone else have similar issues?

turtle23 Fri 28-Aug-09 08:15:57

Why does he need it? You can get calcium from all kinds of different sources and a child of 2 doesn't NEED milk as a supplement anyway.

My DS is only 17 months and hasn't had milk of any kind since mine dried up due to pg. GP fine with it, HV even fine with it as have all said that he eats enough of everything else to get what he needs.

Squidmission Fri 28-Aug-09 08:26:18

I've not really been stressing about it as he does have a fairly balanced diet but he's also allergic to sesame, beans and pulses so its hard for me to source other high calcium foods. I'm worried that maybe he's not getting enough calcium.

minervaitalica Fri 28-Aug-09 08:29:03

In general I agree with turtle23 - calcium is present in other foods too (Salmon, Sardines, Spinach, sesame seeds, can probably google some more), so not the end of the world if milk is not a fav.

On the other side, milk is probably the easiest and cheapest way to get calcium perhaps, so what about:
- scrambled eggs bulked with milk
- Pancakes (sweet or savoury so you can have them for lunch too)
- have some fruit with creme patissiere when you have pudding (home made custard works too but creme patissiere is way easier to make IMO)
- Perhaps poach fish or meat in milk?(not sure whether this is too close to a white sauce though)
- Fruit smoothies with milk (or yog) and honey

thegirlwiththecurl Fri 28-Aug-09 08:36:28

I would also agree with the other posters that clacium can be got from other sources, dd2, also nearly two hasn't drunk milk in a while, though I can see why you may be worried due to his various dietary specs. What about mashing various veg up with milk - not just spuds, but sweet potato, swede, carrots etc?

Squidmission Fri 28-Aug-09 08:42:39

Ds2 is also allergic to fish and eggs (sorry, I should have mentioned in my first post - a bit dim this morning blush) so although he has a balanced diet in terms of fruit and veg, most of the other high calcium foods are not suitable for him.

I'd be happier if I knew he was at least getting it from milk so I'm specifically looking at ways to use more milk.

Thanks for your suggestions so far. I'll try smoothies as he loves fruit and adding it to mashed veg.
Off to google creme patisserie as I have no idea what it is smile

turtle23 Fri 28-Aug-09 09:39:16

Also quite a lot of cereals actually contain the whole day's worth of calcium..

minervaitalica Fri 28-Aug-09 09:51:07

Good point - you can find calcium fortified foods - even some types of bread I think have extra calcium. Perhaps there are some more products worth looking at (health food shop maybe)?

gorionine Fri 28-Aug-09 09:56:00

Try with some cocoa powder milshaky stuff? (if you just buy green and black unsweetened cocoa powder and make your own it allows you to put as little sugar as your DS will accept as well which IMHO is a bonus)

leisurely Fri 28-Aug-09 11:27:23

Fruit and milk ice lollies? Blend the two together and freeze them.

ThingOne Fri 28-Aug-09 13:16:33

My DS1 hasn't drunk milk since he was de-boobed at two. He doesn't have any allergies but didn't really like most of the high calcium foods like humous.

I made sure he had plenty of broccoli, calcium-y bread, and slapped butter on everything I could. I checked the labels quite carefully and always chose the high calcium option.

He did eat macaroni cheese for quite a while which helped but I got bored of it and my DS2 doesn't like it.

I seem to remember parsley is good. I use to add parsley to food and I think it was for this reason.

Fiver Fri 28-Aug-09 13:20:28


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Squidmission Fri 28-Aug-09 21:01:17

Thanks for all the suggestions smile

I give ds2 broccoli and spinach quite regularly. I also get the fortified cereals.
THe milky ice lollies are a fab idea. He loves ice lollies. I'll try the green and blacks too (will have to test it first of course. Sounds yum grin)

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