Follow on milk with nesquik

(16 Posts)
Hedgehog80 Thu 27-Feb-14 20:18:36

Ds2 is 22 months. Still bf usually once or twice in the day but a lot in evenings and at night.

I have been ill recently and am very anaemic. Tried ds with soya 1plus milk and also cows milk (he used tobe cmp intolerant but has grown out of it luckily) but he wouldn't drink them. Tried aptamil growing up milk (I know, I know, its just a marketing ploy but I thought he might like the taste) he wouldn't drink any of them until dh put a teaspoon of nesquik powder in and he drank the whole beaker.

I just need a few hours in the evening where I don't have to bf him. I'm exhausted and feel literally drained by him feeding so much.

Will follow on with nesquik be really bad for him? I've brushed his teeth after having it. I'm just so relieved to be able to have a bit of a rest but feel guilty as I know its probably not ideal.

whatsagoodusername Thu 27-Feb-14 20:38:13

If you're going to go the Nesquik route, you might as well use regular milk. It will be a lot cheaper.

Also, you can reduce the amount of Nesquik you're putting in gradually until he's just drinking milk.

dyslexicdespot Thu 27-Feb-14 20:39:00

I would not do it, but I am very wary of processed sugars. Could you make some sort of smoothie for him with 100% coco powder and mashed bananas?

I hope you get well soon! I'm still BF DS, who will be 2.5 soon, and I know how exhausting it can be even if you are well.

rootypig Thu 27-Feb-14 20:42:32

For your anaemia, OP, Floradix liquid is brilliant flowers

UriGeller Thu 27-Feb-14 20:43:40

Its not ideal but in the grand scheme of things what is?

You could try gradually replacing the nesquik with a (real) banana? Liquidised of course, a really ripe banana is sweet and has minerals and tryptophan that will help him sleep well.

Hedgehog80 Thu 27-Feb-14 20:44:08

We had tried the nesquik with cows milk and the soya milk but he would only drink it with the follow on milk and I was just so desperate!

He won't eat bananas at all, I'm hoping we can perhaps just reduce the amount of nesquik until its just plain milk. It is only hopefully going to be the one drink in the evening so he won't be having a lot. I just feel so tired and even the thought of feeding him this evening makes me tired it really does exhaust me.
I don't want to stop bf yet but really need to cut down the amount of times he feeds.

My long term BF DD is 13, she wouldn't touch formula and at 13 won't drink milk except as milk shake or hot chocolate.

As a 7month plus baby she had yoghurt and juice if I wanted to go out.

Mignonette Thu 27-Feb-14 20:56:28

My daughter wouldn't touch milk from aged 7 months when she decided to no longer BF. She hated cows milk and broke out in eczema from it. She is healthy in her mid twenties- I ensured she ate plenty of hard cheese and other calcium containing foods.

I too was taken off cows milk based formula at several weeks old because i became so unwell and thin that my life was endangered. I had a real intolerance to lactose as opposed to the 'Hollywood' self diagnosed variety. I was put on a combination of boiled goats milk and solids.

Again, I am healthy with decent bone density. I hope this reassures you a little that your child will most likely be absolutely fine smile

DeathMetalMum Thu 27-Feb-14 20:57:58

Dd1 doesn't do milk except in cereal she is now three. We stopped bf at 22 months though she was only having one feed at that point, and that was that no substitute. I like you had tried numerous alternatives but nada. I would just not give any milk to her over milk with nesquick.

DeathMetalMum Thu 27-Feb-14 20:59:12

Him sorry.

Cakeismymaster Fri 28-Feb-14 14:07:34

I had the same problem with ds1. As suggested by another poster I gradually cut down the nesquik over the space of 2 weeks until he was just having plain milk (he was 13 mths so used cows milk). So yes I was by mumsnet standards a horrifically bad mother for those 2 nesquik saturated weeks but after that he drank plain milk no problem, and that is how I managed to stop bf.

Midori1999 Fri 28-Feb-14 15:30:55

At 22 months he can just have any drink or food if you want a break from BF for a few hours. I wouldn't want to give Nesquick personally, it's very sugary and I wouldn't want a child to get used to that.

leedy Fri 28-Feb-14 15:43:01

"At 22 months he can just have any drink or food if you want a break from BF for a few hours."

This. My DS1 is another kid who just never liked milk except breastmilk - on evenings when I wasn't there at bedtime he just had an extra yoghurt or something. I too wouldn't be pushing sugary milkshakes to get milk into him, toddlers don't actually need milk if they're getting the relevant nutrients/liquids elsewhere.

MissPlumBroughtALadder Fri 28-Feb-14 16:00:26

Not a good idea to be consuming something so sweet every day.
Have you tried Koko coconut milk? Sold in cartons rather than cans, it's a 'drinking' coconut milk not a 'cooking' one. It's what my breastfed 29 month old has in a cup and he loves it. You can buy it online, in Waitrose, health food shops. I don't think it's expensive.

Paintyfingers Fri 28-Feb-14 16:25:59

Don't give the nesquick. If you are still bf two to three times a day that is all the calcium needed I was told by a bf counsellor.

Yoghurt would be better. Or offer a whole apple?

I'm sure it will be fine. Brush his teeth afterwards.

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