Best sippy cup for breastfeeding baby?

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My almost 7 month old won't take a bottle so we have started using a Nuby sippy cup which she has to bite to get the milk out of. So she has started biting me when breastfeeding - luckily no teeth yet and I don't think she's teething. Is there a better sippy cup for a breastfeeding baby?

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Jocelyn - posted on 01/20/2009

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i breast fed my son, and tried probably about a dozen different sippy cups.  the one that we found that he would actually use was the nuby flip n sip.  i really recomend it.  it was easy to use, he didn't have to tip it or anything and you can buy replaceable straws (very important!!!) the new ones are bpa free as well.

Lauren - posted on 01/20/2009

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Quoting Nikki:



I was going to suggest the Nuby. They do make a Nuby with the hard top, try that.





 



I agree with Nikki. I nursed exclusively until my son was 12 months, but we introduced the Nuby cup at four months, just so he could see what it was like. We took the "no spill" valve off also.  I like them because they're only $0.99 so if your daughter doesn't take to it for awhile, it's not a huge loss. Best wishes

Kelly - posted on 01/20/2009

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I just got my son to take a sippy cup and he's 11 months old. It took awhile to find a good sippy cup that he would take but what I found is that he really took to Gerber Graduates Sip & Smile Spill-Proof Cups. The tip is soft and he has an easier time going from breast to the sippy cup. Here's a link of what the cup looks like...

http://www.amazon.com/Smile-Handle-Soft-...

Hope this helps you! Best of Luck :)

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Stephanie - posted on 02/08/2014

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tommy tippy is very good to my son loves his its also easy to clean he actually ended up not liking the sip in smile one he just chewed it or threw it he still uses the nuk i believe its slow flow though i had to poke a few small holes you really cant see them but it did the trick and he loves it its the 10 oz version he definitely love the silicon type when it comes to drinking his milk at nap time and bedtime i got the poking idea from some other people around the net who said they did the same because i cant seem to find a fast flow of the same silicone replacement its eather you get some type of 0-6 months or 6 months up theres no 12 months up or anything that suggest fast flow i got tired of looking and trying cups he liked it and i just improvised the tommy tippiee he like to use through out the day when drinking water or juice but when it came to nap time and bed time he did not want to use it that may be different for each child and there preference they say that nuk or the nubby ones there smiler the silicone ones are good for babies who were or are still breastfeeding but as iv read round the net lots babies / toddlers don't seem to like the hard spouts or straws when it comes to sitting down and drinking up there milk before a nap or bed im a big reader so i did hours of reading. my son is now 14 months old. from reading it also sounded like a lot of trial and error to figure out what you child actually likes can very from one baby or toddler to the next., but having good options that seem to often work but may not for your baby or toddler is a good place to start may have less of a hassle at actually finding a sipy to use may be a quicker proses. my son knows how to use a regular cup or straw now with minimal spillage not perfect at it like us older people. did not like the nubby sports sippers yes they were easy to clean but my son didn't seem to like them either and they seemed to leak out the little whole to me or some sort of spilling may be it was just because my son was not using it properly and did not like using it but i also thought that putting the straw like thing on was a tad hard to do because you had to Aline it up right and it seemed a little hard to move around to me. the Playtex nurser bottle are great for babies less spit up wont totally prevent spit ups. there great for breast feeding babies especially because its made more like mothers breast. my son loved them. he also loved the first essential bottles for when you don't need to use liners anymore.if i remember correctly there also by Playtex i might be wrong the spoons with the rubber mouth part are very genital on babies mouth he loved those best to start with.

Stephanie - posted on 09/21/2013

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the nuk transposition cup i have one and my son loves it he had 2 teeth at 6 months and never bit it hes 9 months now it is easy to clean spill proof. iv heard many great things about that cup to start out with not sure what sippy were gonna love now im trying the munckin one with handles for 7 months up sip n smile sippy my mom says he loves it.

Deseree - posted on 01/21/2009

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My daughter was only 4 months old when she started on a sippy cup. She is now 11 months old and takes the sippy cup or the cup with a straw.

Kerry - posted on 01/20/2009

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My daughter did the same thing with the Nuby. I tried a bunch and settled on the Gerber soft spout cups. These are angled a bit to make it easier to get the fluid to the spout. They work great.

Jessica - posted on 01/20/2009

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I found that the Avent cups are an easy transition.  They have infant spouts that are soft and then harder plastic ones for once they get a little older.  My daughter had no problem making the transition and we are starting my 8 month old son now!

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We did the Nuby with the silicone straw. My son wouldn't take a bottle either, and he couldn't master the regular sippy. Just make sure whatever you get is BPA and phthalate free. The Soft Landing has a good guide.

Dawna - posted on 01/20/2009

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My daughter bites more when she is teething, even if she doesn't act like it hurts or has other signs of teething, so yours might actually be teething. We use the Nuby cups & they have worked best so far, but we also use the Nuby non-drip silicone nipples. They work better for bf babies, because they have to push up w/the tongue to get the liquid to come out, which allows them to control flow & mimics bf. Plus, they have little nubbies to massage gums & help w/teething. This was the only way I could get my daughter to take a bottle after exclusively bf for a while. You may be able to get your little one to take a bottle that way. I'll post a link, too. Hope this helps!

http://nuby.com/products/nipples/0921.as...

Melissa - posted on 01/20/2009

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Nora, I think every baby is different. If you wanted to try a sippy cup instead of a bottle thats fine, you won't know if she likes it better until you try it.

Nora - posted on 01/20/2009

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I was just wondering how old does the baby have to be in order to teach them to use the sippy cup in place of a bottle? My daughter will not take a bottle and I am looking for alternatives.

Melissa - posted on 01/20/2009

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I exclusively bf and use the nuby sippy cups. my daughter loves to bite the top of the cup as well. she bit me one time while nursing and i pulled her off and told her that it hurts me when she bites then I waited a minute to offer her again. she hasn't bit me since.

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It may not be the sippy cup. My son didn't bite much, but some tips I've heard are.
1) Pull up on the top of your breast, he won't be able to bite.
2) Stop feeding, take her off and put her down whenever she bites, she'll quickly learn that she won't get to eat or be with you that way.

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My son at 7 months took to the Gerber cups with the rubbery spout.  He now, at 9 months, uses the rubber and hard plastic spouts.  He picked it up immediately, and hasn't had any issues.  We're still bf at 9 months, and use the sippy cup for juice once a day.  No more bottles here.

Annaleigh - posted on 01/20/2009

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i really don't like the nuby cups. my son wouldn't take a bottle...for both kids I used either the Playtex sippy cups or the Gerber cups. both have worked well and hold up well as well. the thing with nursing, and sippy cups or bottles....sucking helps with drainage or something, (its been a couple years since i read the article), and witha nuby cup the baby doesn't have to suck very hard to get a drink. you want something that they have to work hard to get. this is why breast fed babies usually don't get ear infections like bottled babies. i hope this helps.

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