Dawn - posted on 03/01/2011 ( 2 moms have responded )
For those of you that have your child on cow's milk, have you switched to 1% or 2%?? We are on WIC, and starting this month all our milk is now 1%. My son adjusted to the taste immediately (we mix in Carnation Instant Breakfast) and I am perfectly happy to switch to a lower fat milk, but I will be keeping an eye on his weight. At 4 months old my son was diagnosed "failure to thrive" due to GERD, which was treated with medication and went completely away around 10 months, once he started eating more solids; but he still hovered in the 3rd percentile for weight. We have his checkup on the 23rd (busy doctor!), so I will get her opinion at that time, but I wanted to see what other mom's had to say. I know that there is a problem with childhood obesity, but is it really neccessary to watch the caloric intake at 2 years old? And isn't it still beneficial for them to have the fat content at this age?