05-23-2012, 02:00 PM
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Twin Cities, MN
Re: How to send whole milk
I would think that around this age the daycare would be attempting to get him to drink from a cup vs. a bottle anyway. If he is sitting and eating solid meals, he should be having a cup of milk with those (because that's what he'll need to do in the toddler room). If he uses the straw sippy fine for breastmilk and not cow milk, it probably has to do with just not liking it.
My son never transitioned to regular whole cow milk. He hated it. When he started daycare at 23 months, I ended up bringing strawberry flavored cow milk to daycare for him to have instead of the offered milk, but honestly he could have just had water. When he moved up to the preschool room he was always served cow milk with meals and just never drank any. I made sure he had access to his water bottle. He now drinks chocolate almond milk.
How many times does he breastfeed in the evenings/weekends? You may not really even need the extra cow milk. I know that daycares usually have guidelines where they have to offer it, but if you're required to bring your own beverage anyway, then maybe not? Or maybe you could find a substitute he prefers?
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