Happy to report I found some whole, organic milk from Australia!
It tastes like cream, and while Chase is happy to drink down gallons of it from her bottle, she won't touch it if it is in her sippy cup. I also broke down and bought a couple travel size Nestle whole milk boxes (no small organic milk boxes available), in hopes she would think it was "cool" to drink from a straw - no luck.
And so I find myself in between a rock and a hard place. While I recognize she is now nearly a year old, and it is time to transfer to milk - and some kind of drinking device other than a bottle - she has made it quite clear that she really doesn't want the milk unless it is in a bottle.
In addition, since we returned from Xi'an, Chase has also decided she isn't into the proper nap thingie anymore. I guess all that "Go Dog Go" and Koala bear sling time went to her head (she basically slept in her sling all weekend; we didn't exactly make it back to the hotel for nap time) and she has since decided she much prefers being as close to me as possible. Our little Empress has made it quite clear that she much prefers to be carried everywhere.
So I'm not sure what to do about the milk, or the naps, or finding a baby carrying device designed to ease back pain, but I guess it will all work itself out. It always does.
For now I will revel in the fact that I've managed to find organic milk from Australia.