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What does your one year old drink? TheyCallMeMOMMY♥ 3 kids; Albuquerque, New Mexico 6820 posts
3rd Jul

My son is about to turn one year old! He is breastfeed, but eats food too. He also LOVES water. I have no plans to stop breastfeeding him, however I will no longer pump for daycare. So question, why does your one year old drink? Do they HAVE to have whole milk? I have older kids and they hate milk, we hardly ever have milk in our house. Is there an alternative to drinking milk? 

TIA!

lynnsaymarie 1 child; 1 angel baby; Buffalo, New York 2525 posts
3rd Jul

My son CHUGS almond milk like he's getting paid to do it Lol he also drinks regular milk, or juice, or water.

GetItGirl 2 kids; Virginia 1659 posts
3rd Jul

dd is 19 months old and i only give her water, and almond milk...we just dont drink milk because i'm allergic to it..i think she has apple juice sometimes at daycare though. 

♥Heather♥ 3 kids; 3 angel babies; Great Lakes, IL, United States 27352 posts
3rd Jul

If he in a licensed daycare they will be required to give him whole milk unless the parent gets special paperwork completed by the child pediatrician stating otherwise. My 1 year old has a milk allergy so she gets almond or soy milk. 

♥Manda♥ Swan Valley, WA, Australia 29395 posts
3rd Jul

She drank water, and if I was lucky I could squeeze 1 3oz sippy of soy milk into her. Shes not a milk drinker and neither am I.

She hasn't had a drop of milk since Xmas Eve 2010(she turned 5 yesterday), we just eat lots of calcium rich food, cheese, yoghurt, green leafy veggies etc. Milk is not necessary past weaning age, humans are the only animals that give milk once the bub has weaned off the breast.

TheyCallMeMOMMY♥ 3 kids; Albuquerque, New Mexico 6820 posts
3rd Jul

Quoting ♥Heather♥:
If he in a licensed daycare they will be required to give him whole milk unless the parent gets special paperwork completed by the child pediatrician stating otherwise. My 1 year old has a milk allergy so she gets almond or soy milk. 


She is licensed, I never knew this. I will have to ask her. Thanks for the information!

♥Manda♥ Swan Valley, WA, Australia 29395 posts
3rd Jul

Quoting ♥Heather♥:
If he in a licensed daycare they will be required to give him whole milk unless the parent gets special paperwork completed by the child pediatrician stating otherwise. My 1 year old has a milk allergy so she gets almond or soy milk. 


A parent can choose not to give whole cows milk to their child, the parent can provide alternative milk or ask that the child only have water.
 I've worked in many licensed daycares and we have always followed the parents requests

GetItGirl 2 kids; Virginia 1659 posts
3rd Jul

Quoting ♥Heather♥:
If he in a licensed daycare they will be required to give him whole milk unless the parent gets special paperwork completed by the child pediatrician stating otherwise. My 1 year old has a milk allergy so she gets almond or soy milk. 


my daycare is licensed and they never gave her whole milk, i just had to sign a letter saying she wasnt supposed to have it. my pedi didnt have to sign anything 

TheyCallMeMOMMY♥ 3 kids; Albuquerque, New Mexico 6820 posts
3rd Jul

Thanks for the replys everyone. So is Almond milk good for them? 

GetItGirl 2 kids; Virginia 1659 posts
3rd Jul

Quoting TheyCallMeMOMMY♥:
Thanks for the replys everyone. So is Almond milk good for them? 


unless they have some sort of nut allergy...but just make sure to get the unsweetened kind. i do get chocolate for my 4 yo as a treat tho and thats sweet

♥Heather♥ 3 kids; 3 angel babies; Great Lakes, IL, United States 27352 posts
3rd Jul

Quoting ♥Manda♥:

A parent can choose not to give whole cows milk to their child, the parent can provide alternative milk or ask that the child only have water.
 I've worked in many licensed daycares and we have always followed the parents requests


Maybe where you live but in the states licensed daycares are required by USDA to give whole milk unless they have a special note. I only know this because I'm a licensed daycare & have also worked at many licensed daycare centers!

♥Heather♥ 3 kids; 3 angel babies; Great Lakes, IL, United States 27352 posts
3rd Jul

Quoting GetItGirl:

my daycare is licensed and they never gave her whole milk, i just had to sign a letter saying she wasnt supposed to have it. my pedi didnt have to sign anything 


Is it it home or center? Some homes who participate in USDA are required to & if the child can't have it then they have to get paperwork from the dr. We came from Virginia & it was the same thing there. If the home is licensed but doesn't participate in the program then yes they can serve whatever milk. 

TheyCallMeMOMMY♥ 3 kids; Albuquerque, New Mexico 6820 posts
3rd Jul

Quoting ♥Heather♥:

Maybe where you live but in the states licensed daycares are required by USDA to give whole milk unless they have a special note. I only know this because I'm a licensed daycare & have also worked at many licensed daycare centers!



Im wondering if this a state by state requirement? I remember a while back something here saying that daycares were to go from Whole milk to 1% milk. Actually my daycare lady who retired recently told me this?

♥Heather♥ 3 kids; 3 angel babies; Great Lakes, IL, United States 27352 posts
3rd Jul

Quoting TheyCallMeMOMMY♥:


Im wondering if this a state by state requirement? I remember a while back something here saying that daycares were to go from Whole milk to 1% milk. Actually my daycare lady who retired recently told me this?


It's suppose to be whole milk for children aged 1 & over 1 is suppose to be 1% milk. Definitely ask her about it & ask her what forms you will need to do a milk substitution. Even though I do in home daycare out my home I still have to do all this paperwork for my youngest. The form I have to do is just a simple 1 page form that takes less then 5 mins for the dr to sign off on.  

♥Heather♥ 3 kids; 3 angel babies; Great Lakes, IL, United States 27352 posts
3rd Jul

I will add USDA is the same across the board in the United States for all the daycare homes & centers that participate in it. The only difference is what reimbursement they get in each state.