alternates to milk ?

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alternates to milk ?
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Thu, 04-02-2009 - 11:16am

if your child hates milk, what are thealternates you have tried? and how much? how often?


yogurt is totally loosing it's appeal here. cheese is still once a day. I tried soy milk ( vanila flav) and even chocolate milk. he just won't drink any.


i am just concenred about the "little" guy.


thanks for your help


Geena


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Registered: 11-29-2005
Thu, 04-02-2009 - 12:08pm
I would call the ped and ask for their recommendation. Because Gian is so small and such low percentile for weight I would only take the advice of a doctor on this one Geena. He should probably be on something that takes his particular situation in account. I would also ask for specific dietary guidelines for him as well, not just milk/formula.


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Thu, 04-02-2009 - 1:21pm
I agree with the others-- ask your ped for suggestions.
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Thu, 04-02-2009 - 2:18pm
Ditto Chris et al. Don't just put him on rice or soy- they don't have the fat that whole milk does that ALL kids need for brain development and Gian needs for growth. Your ped needs to tell you how to make up those fat grams and calories if not through milk.

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Registered: 06-14-2003
Thu, 04-02-2009 - 2:21pm

Geena, agree talk to your ped. My twins hardly made into 5th % since 12 month check up but they are just small babies. When I look at them, they are lean but not skin

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Thu, 04-02-2009 - 2:51pm
Tati I have super skinny kids too, so I get the "skinny but normal" thing. The issue with Gian specifically is that he was born at an average percentile and has dropped precipitously since then. His trajectory is downward, which should be managed and followed by a professional. He's not merely a skinny kid.


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Thu, 04-02-2009 - 5:04pm
Well I agreed that she has to talk to ped and also use her discretion on this. If she is sick worried that he is not eating and loosing weight then he should be checked more thoroughly and have some extra tests done. But her question was if there is alternates to milk and I simply shared my info. If every post of mine get so much controversy I won't post at all (not that I post on the regular base).
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Thu, 04-02-2009 - 6:35pm
oh no I wasn't saying there was controversy. You often bring great ideas to the conversation and I appreciate that. I was just making clear the backstory that you may not know. It is my opinion that Geena should be encouraged to take this to her ped as her issues are complex and somewhat urgent. That's all.


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Registered: 10-13-2004
Thu, 04-02-2009 - 7:09pm

Hi, Geena. Sorry to hear about your health trouble.


There are preemies who don't gain rapidly and stay on 22 calorie/oz. formula after one year of age. I remember a toddler on one of the preemie boards who was on it at 15mo or so. There is also a 24 calorie per oz. formula, but I believe it has to be special-ordered through a ped.


Good luck. Your ped will give you the best advice on this.

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Registered: 04-06-2007
Thu, 04-02-2009 - 8:56pm
Hey Geena - everyone gave great advice - especially about the Ped. G-Man is a little guy yes but his percentiles have dropped so that is what needs to be monitored. e may recommend a fortified formula or using something like a Carnation Breakfast mix with the milk. I used sme chocolate with her milk when she didn't like it at first and once she got up to the amount we were looking for we back off the chocolate a little bit at a time until she was down to nothing and she was on the regular milk. That may not work for him and he needs to be more closely followed by his ped.
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Thu, 04-02-2009 - 9:56pm

Hey Chris, thank you for clarification. For a second I just had a feeling that you were gaining up on me like