For the last few days June has not been drinking very much cow's milk at day care. Cow's milk in her diet is relatively new. We tried it first in December before we went traveling. Then after four weeks we tried again. She takes it just fine, which I am pleased about, though it seems to make her BMs a little weird. (I'll skip the BM details unless some other mom wants to discuss.)
Though June doesn't have any apparent intolerance to cow's milk, she seems to have a preference for the cow's milk at day care with the hormones and antibiotics added. I specifically buy the organic, hormone-free milk. June's main care provider, Debbie, says that June turns her nose up and won't drink the organic milk, but that she likes the other milk.
I have a few thoughts on it. First, just last week I started June on #3 nipples, as a gentle push toward bottle preference. (This doesn't seem to be working, by the way.) Perhaps she is not liking the faster flow nipples? But then how would that explain being okay with different milks from the same bottle? I guess it really doesn't.
The other thing is that June has always been a major reverse cycler. She still nurses a lot at night. Since she nurses at night, I'm tempted to not worry about the lack of drinking cow's milk at day care (she is drinking 5+ ounces of water and sometimes juice in addition to 4 ounces average of cow's milk daily). Some babies go 12 hours (for those lucky moms whose babies sleep through the night) without any form of caloric intake. If that is alright for them, June should be alright. Right?
Does anyone out there have advice for me? I'm also curious if anyone has tried goat's milk. I've never tasted it, but I've imagined the taste of it based upon goat cheese and I'm afraid to try it. I love goat cheese, but I'm not sure I'd like that taste in a milk.