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DD just doesn't seem to like cows milk

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Tapster Thu 05-Jul-07 11:27:05

DD 8 months old today, happy eating yoghurt, butter and cheese but anything very milky is rejected. She is still BF - is it because it tastes so different. She won't eat breakfast cereal with cows milk, semolina or custard. DH dislikes cows milk too and anything milky. Not willing to express at this stage. Any ideas, is it common for BF babies? Tried adding fruit purees to everything with no luck.

MrsBadger Thu 05-Jul-07 11:30:24

If she's getting yog, butter and cheese and is still BF I wouldn't worry - she may come round to it later and even if she doesn't there's still goats', soya, rice etc milks to try.

(though your post did make me grin as for a second I thought you meant you'd tried giving her breakfast cereal with custard...)

bagpuss Thu 05-Jul-07 11:40:54

My ds2 wasn't bothered by cows milk for ages. We carried on with formula for a few months after he turned one because he kept rejecting cows milk, then one day I ran out of formula and just gave him a drink of cows mild instead and he drank it straight down! Your dd will get used to the taste eventually I'm sure .

katelyle Thu 05-Jul-07 11:49:52

Neither of mine liked cows milk - although dd liked it if she could dring it out of the tiny mini milk jugs they used to have in Tescos cafe (as she was a Precious First Born, she drank many glasses of milk lovingly decanted into the jugs!). If they get cheese and yoghurt and green vegetables they'll get enough calcium.

Mind you, even when they didn't like milk, they would always drink hot chocolate and Pink Milk. Not recommending it for 8 month old though!

USAUKMum Thu 05-Jul-07 12:22:36

Neither of my DC were big on milk, both bf. But now at 3 & 6 they do drink it. They did eat wetabix with enough milk to make it soft however. Then eventually (around 2 yrs ) moved onto other cereal with milk (e.g cheerios, malt wheat etc)

as long as she eats the other, she is getting enough calicum.

claireybee Thu 05-Jul-07 13:05:07

My dd wouldn't take cows milk in the beginning either. She still eats her cereal dry as she won't accept it with milk on but has now come around to cows milk as a drink. I gradualy got her used to the taste by first doing half formula/half cows then gradually upping the ratio of cows milk. she was still having 1 oz of formula for ages but this week has finally been drinking straight cows milk( obviously you would need to try either expressing or seeing if she would accept formula for this to work for you!)
Maybe try her with the dry cereals etc and see how you get on, at least you don't need to worry about her drinking it just yet and she seems to be getting plenty of calcium from other sources.

Tapster Thu 05-Jul-07 13:12:29

well I would give her breakfast cereal with custard if she would eat it! At least I'm not alone which is what I really needed. Cows milk has such a distinctive taste so I will give it more time.

USAUKMum Thu 05-Jul-07 19:53:29

I often considered ice cream an acceptable way to get calcium

Tapster Fri 06-Jul-07 09:56:41

Haven't tried her on ice-cream will do so soon, clotted cream with scones and jam seemed to go down well ...

onechild Fri 06-Jul-07 09:59:24

my dd didnt like cows milk had to mix with c&g growing up milk to start with half and half then every bottle id reduce the c&g now she on just full fat but its making her constipated poor dd

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