transition exclusively to milk in a sippy cup with no extra bottles?
We have only just this week gone cold turkey with my 3 yo DS on bottles. He was still having 3 bottles a day and was ridiculously attached to them. We kept him on them because he loved them and we found it hard to say 'no', especially when his baby sister was having bottles.
So, this week 'the bottle fairy' came to collect our bottles to give to some new little babies. But DS is still missing his bottles so I have hidden the last 2 bottles that I had for my 1 yo DD. I have been using a sippy cup and only giving her a bottle overnight as I don't think my DS (or myself) are ready to cope with the sadness and frustration of seeing his sister have a bottle when he can't.
My DD eats really well and doesn't seem to be needing more milk, although she obviously drinks less milk from a sippy cup than a bottle.
However, my DH is putting the pressure on to give DD more milk via bottle. His reasoning is that he thinks DS can handle it and that a 13 mo old needs a bottle.
Does my DD need to be given her 200ml bottle 3 times a day or is it okay for me to give her 3 main meals plus 2 snacks plus the 300ml per day that she takes from a sippy cup?
She has porridge made on milk as well as a cheese stick and a yoghurt each day. This seems like enough dairy to me but DH doesn't think so.
Any thoughts/ideas would be appreciated.