Anna (15 months) was drinking, or rather attempting to drink, milk from her brother's cup last night. She was making quite a mess so hubby offered her a sippy cup instead. Anna has thus far rejected all sippy cups. Hubby filled the cup with the vitamin D milk we keep on hand just in case she decides that a sippy cup might fit into her plans. She took a drink, spit the milk all over herself and flung the cup away with a thoroughly disgusted/irritated look on her face.
Confused as to why she was rejecting the very liquid she had just been consuming from her brother's cup, we realized that the milk in his cup was skim, not vitamin D. We refilled her cup with skim milk and voila! She drank the whole thing.
We are in absolutely no hurry to get her weaned so I guess I am not concerned about this preference. She still nurses quite a bit so I feel comfortable that she is getting adequate fat and nutrition, I just find it really interesting that she prefers skim milk to whole milk.
I am overdue to get her in for her 15 month check so it will be interesting to see how she is doing weight wise. She has been 25th percentile for most of her life. We have not yet been hassled to wean by her pediatritian, but they do ask about her diet which, aside from breastmilk, is not impressive. At least now I can honestly say that she is drinking cow's milk. She is still very much nurishing herself via the breast so I am interested as to how her size compares at this point.
Actually, I have to say that I am quite pleased that she refuses whole milk in favor of skim. If anyone every hassles me about nursing her for so long, I can just tell them that she needs to fat content and she refuses to drink whole milk.