Today was Baby J’s one-year appointment, though he’s actually one year and nine days old. He’s 29 1/2″ long, and his head circumference was good too (although I forgot to ask what it was). The only concerning thing is he hasn’t tripled his birth weight. In fact, he’s gone from the 50th percentile to the 20th in weight! Some of it could be that he’s an early walker, so he’s been very active and mobile. The doctor seemed surprised that he’s not really drinking whole milk yet, which I don’t understand. Baby J just turned a year, and I thought it wasn’t recommended before a year anyway? Maybe it’s just surprising to them that he’s still being breastfed at a year, considering America has atrocious breastfeeding rates? I’m supposed to get him to drink at least 24 oz. of whole milk a day from now on, plus more animal products (meat, yogurt, cheese). I’ve heard some people say they’ve put sugar or chocolate in milk to make babies want to drink it. Any other suggestions? He seems to just prefer breastmilk over cow’s milk, so how do I get him to change? I have decided to start weaning him now for a few different reasons, one of them being my upcoming two weeks of annual training for the Army Reserve.