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NewJeffCT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:25 AM
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Alternative calcium/milk sources for a finicky 2 year old...
Any alternative sources of calcium for a 2 year old that she would like? Lately, my daughter is going through a phase of, "I don't like _____" and lately it has been milk. We have tried regular milk, chocolate milk and strawberry milk and none of it has worked. She'll request chocolate milk and have one sip and then say, "I don't like chocolate milk."

We give her other sources of milk like yogurt, ice cream, cheese, cheese pizza, mac & cheese, etc. But, I am not sure she is getting enough.

Any other sources of calcium we can try until she gets out of this phase?

She is allergic to soy products, so soy milk & tofu are out.

Thanks
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trotsky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:28 AM
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1. What about those calcium chews for women?
I think there are fruit-flavored and chocolate varieties.
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gmoney Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:29 AM
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2. Pediasure? Or those calcium chews? Tums?
Don't they have soft chocolate candies that are heavily calcium enriched, marketed to helping women avoid osteoperosis? I think I got a sample of one once and it was pretty good.

You might even try Tums... maybe the chalky crunchy thing is more her style.

And the Pediasure milkshakes might make the grade, or might be too close to milk.
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NewJeffCT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:31 AM
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6. true, she does like milkshakes
probably because it's sweeter than regular milk...
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:30 AM
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3. Will she eat broccoli?
My daughter liked it at that age...

Have you tried the calcium-fortified orange juice? It's got more in it per serving than milk, even. My daughters love it.

Good luck! Picky eaters are an ongoing lesson in patience. :)
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NewJeffCT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:38 AM
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8. it's a mixed bag
Some days she does, others she does not. I can make the same style steamed broccoli one day for her and she will love it and eat 8-10-12 decent sized pieces. The next day, she will either refuse it or spit out the first piece.

I am sure I can give her an adult sized bowl of ice cream if I had to, but I would prefer something a little healthier than that.

I guess we will just have to be patient, but as my daughter said to me the other day "I don't like to be patient," when I said to her, "We will be home soon, you will just have to be patient for a few more minutes."
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jmm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:30 AM
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4. Some OJ now is calcium fortified n/t
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NewJeffCT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:41 AM
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11. good idea
she likes orange juice... of course, I'll rush out to buy some tonight and she'll take a few sips and say, "I don't like orange juice..."

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Lars39 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:30 AM
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5. Here's some info I found when looking for "powdered milk":
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WhollyHeretic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:34 AM
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7. There is white grape juice with calcium
My nephew has never liked milk so his mother has always given him the white grape juice with calcium. My son drinks chocolate soy milk but he used to also love chocolate or vanilla rice milk.
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sir_captain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:40 AM
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9. Tums
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Shoeempress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:41 AM
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10. Yogurt, cheese, cottage cheese. I'm with your daughter, HATE milk,
but I love all three of these. Try vanilla yogurt as it is less sweet but the fruit ones are good too.
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Rising Phoenix Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:43 AM
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12. can she drink OJ
A lot of juices have added calcuim now, as much as milk. I gave up dairy as part of a diet awhile back and drank fortified oj instead.
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Justpat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:45 AM
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13. Try those slices of white american cheese
MY daughter wouldn't touch milk either but she condescended to
eat a few slices of cheese every day. She survived.
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morningglory Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:54 AM
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14. This is just my theory. I gagged over milk when I was a child
I would not offer anything sugary to a child. My son was the same way. He loved fruit. All fruit. We kept any fresh fruit in season available and frozen blueberries at all times. Remember, cows make milk by eating grass. All vegetables have calcium. My son's teeth are great as an adult. I don't believe we are made with identical needs. He tended to be constipated. I think he needed the fruit. Other son never constipated. Glugged milk by the quart. Milk is binding, if you get my drift. A constipated person does not need a lot of cheese. I would avoid fake "dairy" products as they are just sugar and chemicals. We are related to the apes and they eat a varied diet, lots of fruits and vegetable matter as well as meat, but no sugar nor fake chemical products. Tofu is great if you saute it in enough butter and olive oil. Can stick it in spaghetti dishes. This is just my theory and experience. I actually tried to drink milk at my 5th grade teacher's house to make her happy and threw up on her dinner table.
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NewJeffCT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:58 AM
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15. Unfortunately...
When we tried tofu the first time, she vomited it up a few hours later...

Then, maybe 6-8 months later, we gave her some soy milk and she vomited that up in less than an hour. (the pediatrician said at her age, you can try it again in 6-12 months...)

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Commie Pinko Dirtbag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:00 AM
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16. Egg
Scrambled, boiled, fried, whatever. Lotsa calcium.
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NewJeffCT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:11 AM
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17. and protein, too!
My mom makes her 2 scrambled eggs most days...
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