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    Default 7 month old wont take bottle or sippy cup

    Ok so we are trying to get 7 month old ds to take a bottle.

    Dh gives it to him while i am in a room at the other end of the house with the door closed.

    Dh has tried closer to nature & avent bottles & a sippy cup & he wont take any of them, he wouldn't even put it in his mouth, as soon as it got close he pushed it away.

    So teat flow doesnt make a difference as he didn't even suck on it.

    Any tips on what else to try?

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    My daughter was the same. Tried all sorts and she never took the bottle or sippy cup with milk, only with water.

    I tried:
    DH giving it to her
    Me giving it to her
    Different bottles
    Different temperatures of breast milk
    Even tried formulas
    Tried when she was hungry and when she wasn't
    Tried when she was tired and when she wasn't.
    Different positions eg. Facing me, facing away from me, distracting her with something

    Have a go with all this and be persistent....maybe I didn't try for long enough. I had to stick it out and breastfeed her every time.

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    Has he worked out that he'll get milk if he puts it in his mouth? If not, can you squirt a bit, or have some on the teat to get him more interested in tasting it?

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    Thanks bondgirl, will give all those things a try!

    Deku not sure, will get dh to try that next time

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    Try a straw cup if you haven't already!

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    Haven't tried that greenmama will give it a go

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    How many weeks have you tried with the sippy cup? My dd took 2 weeks

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    Ive been trying the sippy cup with water (with solids) for a few weeks & he wouldnt take it, just tried it with milk in the last few days

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    Still no luck - both myself & dh tried multiple times this weekend with expressed milk, formula & water in two different bottles, different teats, sippy cup & on a spoon. When dh tried i was out of the house. He is still refusing solids as well.

    So daycare is going to be fun if he wont eat or drink from 6.30am-5.30pm

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    He doesnt go to daycare until April isnt it? I feel like he just needs longer to learn then a weekend. Give it time

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