Roller coaster ride called Motherhood!
The life was getting tougher, my attempts to provide a complete nutrition were being ignored. Not just ignored, they were being puked out! Indeed, motherhood is a roller coater ride wherein a mum always sails in the boat to ensure that her upbringing has a six sigma effect, with minimum defects.
Well, the comparison might sound little weird, but ask your inner self mama’s. Don’t you try to make your child 100% fool proof? Yes, we all try and kids are there to turn around all such efforts by 360 degrees.
Similar was my challenge for my son, who never actually took up to the processed milk. Since he was completely on breastfeeding, he actually never knew the taste of packaged milk. I was happy earlier, but slowly as he was growing with fast pace in his toddlerhood, the challenge to make him drink milk consistently increased.
Struggle of Kids and Milk!
From giving milk growth powders to home made flavoured milk, now my preschooler son, ensured that all my efforts were in a vain. Any day if I tried to force him, he was ready to puke the whole thing out. Being consistently forced by my parents and in-laws, I could just not find any means to ensure his glass of milk daily. Further, since we are vegans, there are limited sources of Calcium and protein diets and this is the time when kids have a great growth, not just of their body but even of their minds. By the age of 5, structures of the brain which are involved in memory, motor control, learning, and major brain functions are already established. Hence, it is must to have a complete nutrient laden diet for kids.
All these happenings were making me more nervous as a mommy.
Sudden love for Flavoured Milk!
It was a normal evening, we went to shop some groceries at a retail outlet. My son usually loves accompanying me to the stores and fill the trolley with all the colourful things he loves. Then its my duty, to agree him on one thing he loved the most. That day, my trolley was filled with 3 tetra packs, of some flavoured milk. Two were strawberry, another Kaju Butterscotch. I looked closely, using my magnifying lenses, lol. But I really was curious to see his recent love in the store. They were tetra packs of Cavin’s Milkshake.
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A confused mommy woke up! Does he really wanna drink milkshake? Even if he says yes, is it really healthy? But, then the time span to ponder was too less, I paid for the tetra packs and came home. The first thing my son did as soon as we reached, was jumping like a monkey to grab the tetrapack. Uncertain of the magic, I gave it to him and in next 2 minutes, it was all finished.
I was stunned! What, how, why? It called a 404 error on my mind. I quickly read the ingredients and all about Cavin’s Milkshake. This milkshake was made with cow’s milk, procured from farms and processed at European UHT facility. It has no added preservatives, which made me happy. Along with this, it gives 109 KCal energy/100ml of the drink to kids. That seems a great source to keep kids hydrated and full of life with their super energetic lifestyles. Further, it really has a thick creamy texture, that of a pure cow’s milk and hence tastes really great.
It also comes in 5 lip-smacking flavours – Vanilla, Chocolate, Strawberry, Kaju Butterscotch and Coffee, to allow kids to chose the flavour they love.
To me, it was a game changer, as few days after that my son started drinking home made flavoured milk, that of saffron – Cardamom milk. It was the start of smile for me, as Cavin’s had helped my son love milk’s flavour. Its been close to 6-7 months, and he drinks his Cavin’s milkshake daily, mostly after getting up from the afternoon nap and a mommy finds a happy and energetic kid.
As mom-son duo, we both say “Cheers” to Cavin’s Milkshake.
What about you mama’s? Do you also face such challenge of making your kids drink milk daily? If yes, why not try a tetra pack of Cavin’s Milkshake and then allow kids to get accustomed to the milk flavour? I would love to hear you out in comment section.