Following her first years of sickness and associated anxiety of feeding our daughter grew an aversion to milk. She would flinch at the mere mention of having a milk drink – even with sweet milkshake powder mixed in, it was refused.
We came up with a few ideas to get milk into her diet without too much distress. Some ideas to try if your child won’t drink milk.
- Porridge or hot oat cereal made with whole milk.
- Breakfast cereals which absorb milk well like Weetabix.
- Vermicelli cookied in whole milk
- Rice pudding, custards
- Dairy ice cream made with milk.
- Macaroni cheese, cheese on toast, cheese sauces with vegetables
- Vegetable soups with grated cheese
- Chunks of cheese and fruit together makes a lovely snack
- Cottage cheese dips
Yoghurt and Fromage Frais
- Add fruit (fresh, tinned, raw, stewed or baked) to Fromage Frais
- Add plain yoghurt to dishes or sauces.
Whole milk and full fat dairy products are really important for young children. They are a good source of vitamin A which helps the body to resist infection and is needed for healthy skin and eyes. Calcium found in milk products is essential for strong teeth and bones. It’s a meal in itself!