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My daughter loves milk dearly. though I'm going to try to cut it out a bit to see if her ear infection clears up.<br><br>
I'm lost though as to what else I can give her to drink, she only takes milk or water, no juice. She has never had formula ( <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> ) and has weaned so she will not nurse, much to my dismay. I've try soymilk and she will not touch it.
 

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My dc have never had milk. They drink water when they are thirsty, or the occasional glass of juice. For baking, I use either kefir, water, or a non-dairy milk (rice or almond, usually, very rarely soy).<br><br>
What is the reason that you are wanting your dc to drink milk? What are the nutritional benefits you are looking for? (asking here to try to see what exactly you are trying to achieve with milk, not to be snarky) There may be other ways to get those benefits, if you are trying to limit the amount of milk she consumes.
 

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I am also looking to swithc over to something else. I am concerned about losing calcium. I have one son with a learning delay and one who is mildly autistic a we are going to shoot for a gfcf diet.....are these other milks high in calcium and vit. D? and if so do they contain gluten or casien?<br><br>
sorry to steal the thread just curious is all. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">My dc have never had milk. They drink water when they are thirsty, or the occasional glass of juice. For baking, I use either kefir, water, or a non-dairy milk (rice or almond, usually, very rarely soy).<br><br>
What is the reason that you are wanting your dc to drink milk? What are the nutritional benefits you are looking for? (asking here to try to see what exactly you are trying to achieve with milk, not to be snarky) There may be other ways to get those benefits, if you are trying to limit the amount of milk she consumes.</div>
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I don't think your being snarky at all <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> That's why I posted this question on here. I knew the ladies on MDC are full of advice when it comes to things like this <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
To be honest, I originally started her on milk due to the recommendation of my ped once she weaned. so she has been getting it for breakfast lunch and bedtime. I'm concerned she won't get enough calcuim and nutriants because I can count on her drinking her milk more often then eating what's in front of her. (she's hitting the picky toddler stage) I would love to get her off of milk products entirely though I will have a lot of resistance from my DH.
 

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If she doesnt like soy, rice, or almond milk. I say nix it all together until her infection clears up. Calcium is in so many other things like fortified cereals and veggies.
 

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To me, rice milk tastes alot like cow milk. Same texture too. They also come fortified... nutritional label for Rice Dream Vanilla Enriched: <a href="http://www.imaginefoods.com/media/RDnutri_VE.jpg" target="_blank">http://www.imaginefoods.com/media/RDnutri_VE.jpg</a><br><br>
I drink oat and chocolate almond which don't taste at all like cow milk.<br>
Good luck!
 

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Well, if it's calcium you're after, there are lots of source for that. Sesame seeds (tahini is ground sesame seeds, good for dipping among other things), green leafies (if your dc won't eat them straight, you can sneak them into all sorts of foods!), yogurt or other cultured dairy, and I know there are more, but my brain is sorta foggy right now!<br><br>
Sometimes, those who cannot eat dairy straight can tolerate it cultured or fermented (buttermilk, yogurt, kefir). If she's having trouble with it, you might take her off it completely for a while, then reintroduce dairy with a cultured product.<br><br>
In the meantime, try some of the other calcium sources with her and see how she likes them!<br><br>
Hope that helps at least a little!
 
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