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Old 07-09-2009, 07:18 AM   #1
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Sudden dislike of Milk - 21 month old

My 21 month old who LOVED milk, suddenly doesn't drink his full cup, he drinks about a 1/4, he doesn't chow down his cheese chunks like he used to and pretty much refuses to eat yogurt. So pretty much all dairy products which were his favorite. He is eating other things, so its not like he has stopped eating at all. He still chows his fruits, grains, etc

I gave him soy milk this morning, actually he saw that and knows it is different (different container) and cried for it, I gave it to him and he drank it up.

I noticed a rash yesterday on his upper chest and also today its a mild rash on his back....

any ideas? Is he just being a picky toddler or perhaps using his independent will, or both. Or could it be a late onset of dairy allergy?

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Old 07-09-2009, 07:28 AM   #2
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We have been outside and its hot so I guess it could be heat rash, I am going to maybe have to eliminate dairy for a week and see how he does. That is probably the best first step.
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Milk/dairy isn't a necessity in our diets. If he doesn't like it or want it, I wouldn't force the issue. Calcium is a necessity, but you can get that from leafy greens and broccoli, and Vitamin D from the sun.
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Milk/dairy isn't a necessity in our diets. If he doesn't like it or want it, I wouldn't force the issue. Calcium is a necessity, but you can get that from leafy greens and broccoli, and Vitamin D from the sun.
Ditto - I had a very stubborn DD who REFUSED to drink milk until she was three!!! Just look for other calcium rich foods - oh, and if you could always make a 'milkshake' if he'll eat ice cream
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Re: Sudden dislike of Milk - 21 month old

My dd is going through this at the moment. She is 22 months old. She just decide one day she was/is done with milk. She likes yogurt though. So I give her slices of cheese and yogurt a couple of times a day. She LOOOOOVES my soy milk. (I'm lactose intolerant) So I have been giving that to her. She also will drink a tiny amount of chocolate milk. So I have been giving her flavored milk whenever I can get her to drink it.

I think the key is to just keep trying. At least I hope that is the key.

Good luck to you in your milk struggles.
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Re: Sudden dislike of Milk - 21 month old

I have a kid who chooses not to drink any kind of milk.... she takes after her mama (I can't be mad.). I don't worry about it so much... just make sure she gets her calcium and vitamin D from somewhere else. Maybe he just doesn't like it anymore... I wouldn't force it.
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Re: Sudden dislike of Milk - 21 month old

My 3 year old went on a "milk strike" about a year ago, we started buying chocolate milk instead and he will drink that, if you get the stuff in the carton it's the same nutritional intake as white milk...
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Re: Sudden dislike of Milk - 21 month old

My daugher did this not too long ago. Suddenly she has started showing interest in drinking milk again. I think it could just be a phase.
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Re: Sudden dislike of Milk - 21 month old

I would go with what he's telling you, for some reason he doesn't want dairy any more. It could actually be the early onset of lactose intolerance which often appears at "weaning" age. I might be that suddenly (or perhaps for a while and he's finally made the connection) eating/drinking dairy products makes him have a sick tummy or belly cramps or other unpleasant symptoms.
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I wouldn't worry about it. We all go through phases of not liking things.
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