Milk is said to be a part
of a balanced diet so having a glass of milk daily is must for kids. Find out
the interesting ways to encourage your kids to have
Are you worried about your child
not drinking enough milk? Well, it is natural for you to be concerned about
your child refusing the main source of calcium and other necessary minerals
that shall ensure proper growth and development.
the major source of vital nutrients, energy and protein that your little one
requires during her growing years.
Tips to Encourage Your Child to
Do not worry if
you think your child is not taking the required amount of milk every day. Here
are some tips that might encourage her to drink more
Do not offer milk
in large amounts. It is better to offer her milk in small portions all through
the day. Small servings may encourage her to finish up fast.
You are a role model for your
child and this holds true in this case as well. You can set good example by
drinking milk in front of her.
You can also encourage her to get
herself a glass of milk.
To make it more interesting, you
can add different flavours to it. Saffron, cinnamon, vanilla essence, rose
essence, dry fruit powder, strawberry squash etc. shall make her more
interested in the drink.
To make it more interesting, you
can offer health drinks in attractive glass or mugs.
Rather than encouraging her to
take milk every day, you can prepare different dishes like smoothies, puddings
and soups made of milk.
If your child is not keen on milk
you can include other dairy
products like yogurt, cheese, cottage cheese, butter, ghee etc. in
You must not give up on milk, as children
who refuse to take this health drink is reported to suffer from low bone
mineral density. In several instances, they have also developed osteoporosis
in their later lives. Research findings suggest that around 25% of children who
did not take sufficient milk suffered from bone fractures by the age of
Apart from this, milk also is known to keep down body fat
and help maintain a healthy body weight. Obesity has turned out to be a major
concern for kids these days. You can avoid such conditions by offering her milk
Quick Glance at the Nutrients Milk Offer
Milk is a storehouse of
different nutrients that your kid requires in her formative years. Here we
shall take a look at why kids should be encouraged to drink
Calcium: Milk is one of the major
sources of calcium. Your kid requires this for developing her bones
Vitamin D: Vitamin D contained
in milk helps preventing type 1 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, cancer of
different types and multiple sclerosis. Protein:
Your child at this age requires sufficient amount of protein for healthy
growth. Along with many other foods, milk too is known to be a good source of
You can thus encourage your child to take around 2
glasses of milk every day. Consumption in greater amounts shall interfere with
her intake of solids. Along with milk, she must also get a healthy balance of
legumes, fish, vegetables and fruits. If you find her hungry in between meals,
you may offer her milk in small amounts. Milkshakes
or foods prepared with milk can be some healthy snacking options you can
with Lactose Intolerance in Kids
you may use the strategies mentioned above to persuade her to drink, it is
equally important for you to keep a note if she is lactose intolerant. If you
find milk does not suit her, you will be causing more harm than good forcing
her to drink it.
In the initial phases you can begin by
limiting her intake to a glass. If problems like indigestion still persists,
you must consult a paediatrician and ask for the
Why do kids hate drinking
milk? Which are the interesting ways to encourage children have milk? What are
the options available for lactose intolerant kids? Discuss
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