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Thursday, September 30, 2010

Helps for the Problem of Children Who Won't Drink Milk

from Good Housekeeping's Book of Menus, Recipes, and Household Discoveries (1922, 15th Edition printed December 1926), under the chapter entitled "Discoveries Concerning Children," comes the following pieces of advice from two readers:

Winifred was one of the little girls who would not drink milk, regardless of her mother's efforts. Her aversion seemed so great that mother finally stopped insisting. Then Winifred started to school. She immediately began asking for two pennies each day for recess lunch, which consisted of crackers and a glass of milk. Her mother was astounded, also elated, and asked why she wanted milk at school but refused it at home. Winifred's answer solved the question, "Well, mother, at school we drink it through a straw, and I can't smell it." --Mrs. A. R., Ind.

Perhaps your child will not drink his milk. Perhaps you are to blame for placing a large glass of milk before him and bidding him "drink it all"! There is a better way. A small pitcher and a little, flat-bottomed wine glass will do the trick. Pour a little milk at a time from the pitcher into the tiny glass and watch your child delight in taking every drop. If the child is old enough, let him pour it himself. This is a healthful method, for the milk will never be taken in large gulps. --Mrs. G. H. S., N. J.

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