Monday, March 2, 2009
Maggie's Magic Milk
We've been having trouble getting Lia to drink any liquids ever since receiving her last Monday. Her papers said that she drank a bottle of formula each night before going to bed, but I haven't been able to get her to take formula, juice, milk or water. We tried bottles, sippy cups, anything...to the point where I was spoon feeding her water just so she'd be getting something.
Well, yesterday, as Scott was walking with a few other people to the store, he asked our guide, Maggie, what she suggested. At the store, she showed him a flavored yogurt drink (which is more the consistency of milk) that many kids in China like. He bought some and we tried it out. Within a few hours, she had downed 3 bottles and is currently on her fourth (by using her sippy cup). And at dinner last night, she ate her body weight in fried rice with egg, some pork, and drumroll please....broccoli and cauliflower.
We are calling it Maggie's Magic Milk and once again, our guides have proven to be life savers.