When your baby won’t drink milk

Our nutritionist gives you some ideas on how to get your little one loving calcium

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1) Cows’ milk can be used in cooking for babies over 6 months, but not as a drink until he’s 12 months, as it has too much salt and not enough iron. If your baby’s over 6 months, try formula milk.

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2) If your baby’s over 6 months and you’re moving from breastfeeding to bottlefeeding but he doesn’t want to take formula in a bottle, try a using a cup or beaker instead.

3) Breakfast cereal will soak up milk if you leave it for a few minutes so sneak in milk this way.

4) Cook dishes that have milk in them, such as mashed potato, macaroni cheese and fish in white sauce.

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5) Give your baby full-fat dairy products every day, including yoghurt and fromage frais for breakfast or as a pudding, and cubes of cheese as a snack.

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