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    Question BF to cup with no bottles ... is it possible?

    Hi,

    I'm due to go back to work in 8 weeks and have been trying for about 4 weeks to get DS who is 6.5 months to take EBM from a bottle ... with limited success! No nipple confusion here ... Just complete rejection from a very strong little boy who knows what he wants!


    He will take small amounts from a regular small cup that I hold to his mouth - he sips quite well.


    So, can I skip bottles altogether and go to a sippy cup this early? Can anyone recommend a cup for a bub this young? He can't hold a cup yet, so I would need to hold it, but I suppose he'd learn? Has anyone done this successfully?


    Sorry for all the questions ... Just at my wits end to work out how this child will drink when I'm back at the office!


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    Default BF to cup with no bottles ... is it possible?

    We did cup feeding and just used one of those $2 sippy cups from Kmart with the handles- Hannah was holding it by 8 months, I think cause the ebm flowed straight out she just drank it whereas the sippy cups you need to suck or bite on the teat thingy she rejected

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    Yes you can. It may pay to get a straw cup and use that. DD has been happily drinking water from a straw cup from 6.5months and I will transition her to a straw cup for milk at 12 months old as I don't allow my kids to still have a bottle past then.

    The straw cup is great for their teeth - they are not bathed in milk constantly as they are drinking. You also don't have to find somewhere to lie them down or teach them to hold the cup up for a prolonged time period.

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    I've found (as my mum told me) that my breastfed babies prefer straw cups, were using a nuby one at the moment which is ok to clean, a little tip for cleaning the straw is to use a pipecleaner (the craft style ones) or drop some fine salt in it and rub it around just be aware that you flush it out really well.

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    Default Re: BF to cup with no bottles ... is it possible?

    DS wouldn't take bottles or a sippy cup but took to a straw cup really well. We used the nuby ones too and a pipe cleaner makes cleaning much easier.

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    Thanks everyone. I'm armed with a variety of cups after a trip to the shops yesterday ... And the cup with the straw seems to be his favourite, although he's not drinking much from it before getting bored ... Will keep persevering!

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    my 9 month old, he drinks from a straw so so so easy,
    straight from breast to drink bottle with straw, can be done, so easy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toomanyboys View Post
    Thanks everyone. I'm armed with a variety of cups after a trip to the shops yesterday ... And the cup with the straw seems to be his favourite, although he's not drinking much from it before getting bored ... Will keep persevering!

    try putting really really icy water in, I find my babe has a sip and when its nice and cold it feels great on his toothies, and has more

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    My DS2 went straight from BFing to a cup. No bottles at all.

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    The straw cup for sure! My sister gave bubba (6months) one for Xmas and he started using it straight away! At this stage quite a bit dribbles out of his little mouth .... But he really loves it. We are giving him water in it.
    Hope your little one starts loving it


 

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