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Monday, September 10, 2007

Got Milk?

It's not very often anymore that I actually find time to read a grown-up magazine or even a book these days, yet I happened to come across an article in this magazine about switching your toddler to regular milk after age 2. With this in mind, I began to think about all of the milk fat that whole milk contains and began to wonder if this could be the reason that Elaina has such a little appetite. She does love milk and water just the same and we give her very little juice. So why does she never have much of an appetite for anything other than Cheetos and donut holes? (Not that she gets these every day, but she would like to.)

From this point, I decided to switch her from drinking whole milk to our regular 2% to see if her appetite would increase. Do you know what? Picky Pickerson is more hungry!! Hooray for my hungry girl! Now let's not get overly excited, she's not to the point that she's actually trying new foods, but she's actually eating all of her favorite food on her plate and asking for more. We still keep offering her new foods, which she politely declines with, "NoSankYou Mommy."

So the experiment is working! Elaina wakes up hungry in the morning and she's hungry at dinnertime too. I am thrilled! As if this isn't good enough already, the icing on the cake is that I no longer have to buy 2 different gallons of milk since the price of milk has almost doubled in the past 6 months! That's happy news all around!

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