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Let me preface this by saying that DD does not drink cow's milk on a regular basis at all, maybe once every few weeks does she have more than a sip of what I put in my/her tea. I on the other hand do drink milk, I can't help myself, I love the way it tastes. DH and I only drink 1%. As DD is still BF on demand, and she demands a great deal!!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">, does it matter that what she gets when she asks is 1% and not whole? I will also add that I am not buying whole milk and having it go to waste, I can't drink it and DH doesn't drink enough to warrent the extra expense.
 

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I can't imagine it matters, as long as she is getting fats from other sources (including breastmilk), especially considering how infrequently she's drinking it. If you want to though, you could always add a splash of cream to her milk- that would up the fat content. DS was seeing a nutritionist at one point (long story) and she had mentioned that it was a good option.
 

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Interested to hear what others say...<br>
I have the same question.<br>
DS doesn't take more than a couple of sips of whole milk, so I have stopped buying it... I end up dumping most of it. He won't take bm out of a cup or bottle either. So it's only whatever he gets when he nurses and I work 3 days/week... so those days he only gets milk in the morning and evening. He does still nurse several times/night, though.<br>
I often wonder if it's enough... and I don't drink milk at all.<br>
And if tastes of my lowfat yogurt are ok (I bought him whole milk yogurt, but again, only a bite here and there...).<br>
Should I be trying to get him interested in some kind of milk drink like soy... or does it matter?<br><br>
OP... I do think/hope that if they are still nursing and eating a wide variety of foods, including healthy fats, that it should be ok...? Other cultures, such as Asian cultures, don't use nearly as much dairy as we do...<br><br>
Good question.
 
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