So my 12 month old is still nursing when I am home, but refuses to drink expressed milk at daycare. He does eat solid foods at daycare and some water, although sometimes he even refuses the water. I have tried different cups, but no luck so far.
I am confused about how much milk he should be getting at this age. On days when I work, he nurses 3 or 4 times (but I have no way of knowing how much he gets). I called the pediatrician's office and they said he needs at least 24-36ozs (but the nurse repeatedly forgot how old I said he was, so I don't know if that's correct for a toddler).
So my questions are 1) how much milk should he be getting at this age? and 2) if he won't drink my milk or cow's milk, what else "counts"? Does other dairy like yogurt and cheese count the same as milk nutritionally? What if I bake something with my breastmilk (does it count the same)? If I use frozen breastmilk for cooking, does he still have to consume it within 24 hours? Any other suggestions for how to get him to either drink my milk while we're apart or to at least make sure he is getting enough nutrition and hydration?
Thanks for your help!