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DD is 22.5 months old. I am a working mom, and stopped pumping around a year, so she has been getting cows milk at daycare, and sometimes at home when she asks for it (usually with supper). I currently send organic whole milk with her. When she turns two should I drop it down to the 2%??? Stop sending cows milk at all?<br>
She still nurses 3-4 times per day during the week (morning, after work, bedtime), much more on the weekends of course. She almost always sleeps through the night and doesn't wake to nurse anymore.<br>
What have other working moms of nursing toddlers done?
 

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Lucy doesn't drink much cow's milk, so I never changed it from whole milk. She maybe drinks milk once a week, and often not that much. At daycare she drinks water.<br><br>
Personally, unless your daughter has a weight problem, I don't think it's problematic to keep her at whole milk. It's a whole food, you know? And fat is good for developing brains.<br><br>
IMO, this low-fat thing is crazy, and it's just compensation for the fact that most Americans do everything, including food, in excess. If she's not drinking excessive amounts of milk, she's getting lots of exercise, and isn't overweight, whole milk is the most complete nutrition.<br><br>
ETA: Of course, when I say "most complete nutrition," ya'll obviously know (I'm talkin' to you, Angela) that I mean "Breastmilk is the perfect food for baby humans." <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I personally don't think lowfat milk is good for anybody. I only buy whole milk for my family, and my kids are 12, 11. and 5.
 

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I think that whole milk is in general better. When dd (just turned 3) gets milk, it's whole milk.<br><br>
-Angela
 
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