I have an 8 1/2 month old girl. My treasure will only drink breast milk from me. She refuses it from a bottle, sipper cup, cup with straw or plastic cup. I then tried her with formula (thinking she would only take breast milk direct from me). She rejected that outright. She loves water from cup, sipper cup and straw cup. She has never had a dummy (rejected that too) however will play with one (ie chew the plastic around teat).
I don't have a problem with breast feeding but was hoping to be able to leave her alone with my husband or family for more than a couple of hours at a time without worrying that she'll need feeding if I'm late.