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Ideas for food with LOADS of milk?

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Thewhitelady Tue 01-Oct-13 21:16:33

Hi everybody,

DD will soon start nursery for two days a week. She is ebf and a stubborn bottle refuser. She is 6 months old and has taken to solids quite well (I am mainly doing BLW with the odd spoon feed for soft food, she loves both the spoon and to feed herself). When she is having solids she will also get some sips of milk from a cup, but that's it. Only boob for her will do.

From how the settling-in sessions went, there is a concrete possibility she will only accept to have solids while at nursery. She will have milk morning and evening and quite likely a few times at night but given that it will only be two days, I'm sort of ok with her having more solids on those days.

What shall I give her? She has more if she is spoon fed at the moment. She loves yogurt, but can she have too much cow's milk? She loves baby rice and milk smoothies with fruit, but again, can she have too much of those? Any other food that contains a lot of milk that I can give her?
Thanks for any ideas from a very anxious mum!

onepieceoflollipop Tue 01-Oct-13 21:18:38

I had similar (dd is now nearly 10 years!)

I remember making lots of rice pudding (on hob rather than in oven as it was quicker)
also I added grated cheese into things such as mash or mashed veg.

RubyrooUK Tue 01-Oct-13 21:25:36

Hello! Hopping on your thread as I have a six month old DS starting nursery full-time in two weeks who refuses bottles totally.

He is my second bottle refuser but his older brother was at least 9 months when he started nursery so eating more solids. (DS1 never took a bottle ever, despite the nursery claiming that he would probably submit to peer pressure...).

Looking forward to waking up eight times a night to breastfeed a ravenous and insatiable baby for the next year again....not.

onepieceoflollipop Tue 01-Oct-13 21:27:36

Are 9 month old babies even aware of peer pressure? genuine question btw.

PotteringAlong Tue 01-Oct-13 21:33:04

Could you make milk lollies (breast or cows) and take them to nursery?

Porridge for breakfast?

RubyrooUK Tue 01-Oct-13 21:34:30

I don't think nine month old babies are really into peer pressure. I think the idea is that they are naturally curious so keen to try things that other babies do (eg drink bottles of milk). So often bottle refusers are more keen to try bottles in that environment with other babies.

But I suppose peer pressure does make it sound a bit like they are all egging each other on to have a quick ciggie behind the nursery bike sheds. wink

Anyway, DS1 never took a bottle at nursery. (He didn't start smoking though either. grin)

Thewhitelady Tue 01-Oct-13 21:35:22

RubyrooUK sounds like we have a tough time ahead of us! Let's hope they eat lots of rice pudding and mash as suggested by onepieceoflollipop..

At least I feel less guilty about her refusing bottles. I did try everything I could think of, but she is my first and I thought that maybe, if only I had tried harder..

peachypips Tue 01-Oct-13 21:43:29

Pasta with cheese sauce, cauliflower and broccoli with cheese sauce, porridge, natural yoghurt with fruit.

peachypips Tue 01-Oct-13 21:44:03

Obviously make the sauce so it is not full of salt- I'm sure you know that but just in case!

onepieceoflollipop Tue 01-Oct-13 21:45:38

My first was a bottle refuser. When dd2 came along, dd1 was nearly 4 and obsessed with feeding "her baby".I expressed loads of milk for weeks. Not that it helps you to know that, but it makes me grin

RubyrooUK Tue 01-Oct-13 21:49:56

DS1 is constantly trying to breastfeed DS2, Onepiece.

Alas this has led us into uncomfortable territory as I explain to him that boys can't breastfeed; it's something that only girls can do. He fixes me with his sweet little face and then says "Oh, you're a girl mummy. You haven't got a willy. Are you sad because you don't have a willy?" and lays a reassuring hand of pity on me. grin

Thewhitelady Tue 01-Oct-13 22:04:22

It does help to remember it's only a phase, so thank you for the memory!
potteringalong, not sure if nursery has a freezer but if they do, do you have any tips for making lollies for a tiny baby? What equipment would you use?

Cheese sauce is a great idea, but indeed cheese is quite salty, so I'd probably limit that, plus dd thinks pasta is a bit useless at the moment..

dietcokeandwine Wed 02-Oct-13 21:35:40

Hi OP, I have an 8 month old who has taken to weaning with great gusto, but his milk feeds are a nightmare! Not a bottle refusing issue as he's always taken a bottle and has been completely FF for the last month but I think he's so taken with the whole idea of food that he finds milk a bit boring... So I've been trying to sneak milk into as many meals as I can to make up for it (currently takes around 7-8oz per day by bottle - an average of 2-3oz per feed-when his daily total should be 20oz at this age!)

I buy baby cereals/porridge that in theory you only need to add water to (they have dried milk in them) but add formula to them rather than water so a double 'mllk hit'

Lunch/teatime meals
DS loves vegetable gratin type recipes (current fave is a mix of potato, broccoli and grated cheese with a little milk and butter thrown in)

I add a slug of milk to meat-based casserole and stew type recipes too (this works particularly well with chicken recipes as the milk gives it a creamy kind of texture)

I also have a couple of great weaning recipes that are basically thick veggie soups but made by boiling root vegetables in milk and then blending smooth. So a potato/carrot/swede/parsnip type combo but cooked in milk rather than water or stock. V popular with DS as the root veggies have a natural sweetness and he is getting additional milk as well so everyone's a winner grin

Finally I offer a yogurt every day as well.

I appreciate my DS is further down the 'weaning road' at 8m but hopefully some of the above might be useful.

Thewhitelady Wed 23-Oct-13 17:14:48

Thanks everybody for the suggestions. A couple of weeks down the road I thought I'd leave an update if that is useful for someone else with similar problems.

DD did start having some sips of milk while at nursery but she mainly has solids, though she's still a bit young. To my huge relief, this did not mean that she cut her milk feeds when I'm around, so milk is still main source of nutrition overall. She is not reverse cycling as clearly she's having enough during the day, actually after nursery she's knackered so normally these are the best nights of the week :D

Food that are popular at the moment are pancakes made with my milk (I make them in batch and freeze them with greaseproof paper in between); little quiches (whatever vegs I have around mixed with eggs and milk, baked in tiny muffin pans; they also freeze well); greek yogurt; fruit and mum's milk milkshakes, with a bit of baby rice for consistency; homemade rice pudding without sugar but with a chopped dried apricot.

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