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No milk please!

Anamika
3 to 7 years

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Updated on Oct 31, 2014

My daughter hates milk she can’t event stand the smell of it she is 5 years now and I want her to have milk daily as it’s an essential part of growing up years. Please suggest how should I make her understand the importance of milk

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Nikita

| Nov 03, 2014

Anamika, try changing the flavours of her milk, adding things that will get rid of the smell. Also, you can try cow's milk or organic milk. their smell is much lesser.

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Ankita A Talwar

| Nov 01, 2014

Anamika, try flavouring her milk with different things inculding maybe a bit of tea leaves; give it to her in small quantity first to let her accept it and then gradually increase the quantity; give milk to her in different forms such as fruit milkshakes etc; also figure out if the issue is only with the smell or does she feel nauseous, or discomfort in having it, or some physical problem. In the latter case, you might want to get her check for lactose allergy.

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Swati

| Nov 01, 2014

Hi Anamika, try changing the brand of the milk. Add elaichi powder, cinnamon powder, tulsi leaves etc to deal with the smell. ALso, if she doesn't want to drink milk, give it to her in the form of kheer, custard, milk shakes etc. This may help.

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Parentune Support

| Oct 31, 2014

Hi Anamika,Thank you for sharing your concern with us. We understand your concern. While you receive suggestions and inputs from fellow parents on parentune, in the meantime, here is a blog and a parent talks which deals with the concern area mentioned by you and may be of help- https://www.parentune.com/parent-blog/milk-the-power-drink/454 and https://www.parentune.com/parent-talk/not-drinking-milk/884

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