Friday, March 16, 2012

First Attempt at Whole Milk = Fail!

We decided to wait until we got back from Michigan to start trying to switch Emily and Kyle over to whole milk from breast milk. Today was our first full day home, so I figured why not start today....

Currently they are drinking three bottles of breast milk a day. One first thing when they wake up, one in the afternoon, and one at bedtime. Throughout the day they drink plenty of water from sippy cups.

We figured the easiest bottle to get rid of would be the afternoon bottle. So, at lunch time I gave them a sippy cup of whole milk. At first, Kyle sucked down about an ounce of it and Emily made faces after trying a sip. They really weren't too sure what to think of it and didn't seem all that interested in drinking it after their initial taste. I figured we would try again just before snack time, when they normally have their bottle... they normal don't have anything to drink with their meals...

Just before snack time, they both started to look for their bottles, so I gave them their sippy cups with the whole milk in them. Kyle and Emily both laid down and drank a little bit. When they realized it wasn't breast milk, they switched sippy cups. It was like they thought the other one had the "good stuff." After they both realized that both sippy cups had whole milk in them, they threw the cups at me and walked over to their dresser (where their bottles normally are sitting) and reached up and said "baba baba baba" and then started whining when they realized there weren't any bottles up there. I gave them their sippy cups back and tried to get them to drink more of the whole milk, but they both refused.

After about 10 minutes, I went downstairs and got their bottles of breast milk...

Tomorrow... we shall try again...

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