So after staying home with my new baby for this past year, I need to return to work. We had enough in savings to allow me to. I loved every second. Anyways, my baby will be one on December 15th and I want to get him started on whole milk. Today when I went to meet with our new daycare lady, we discussed schedules, feeding, ect. I told her he will be starting whole milk when he turns one. She said per state regulations, he needs to be drinking skim or 1% because she participates in the food program being state certified. I have never heard of this. I immediately called my PEDs office and was told he is not to have skim as babies need the full fat milk until they're two. Now I feel completely uncomfortable bringing him to this daycare because I've never been told by anyone you should give a baby skim milk. Anyone EVER heard if that?
**Update: I found the page in the WECA (Wisconsin food program she participates in for her daycare)handbook. I posted a pic of it on one of these pages. They are to have WHOLE milk in our state. Long story short, she should know what she is talking about if it is her profession. I will not be going with her for a care provider.