Helene - posted on 07/13/2010 ( 10 moms have responded )
My son is now 25 weeks old - nearly 6 months. I exclusively breastfed him till he was 20 weeks when I started weaning - after being recommended to do so by a pediatrician and the health visitors. I was always around so he has never taken a bottle with a teat - just my breast. Once I tried expressing milk into a bottle so my husband could feed him but he just didn't want it. Also he's never had a dummy (pacifier). Anyway now that I am introducing him to real food I also want him to drink water with his meal so I don't have to breastfeed after his meal. But he doesn't know what to do with a beaker with a teat and tries to eat it. I've also tried to get him to drink from a normal cup with a handle but he just tips it all over himself. Meals are very messy and wet at the moment. Any ideas how to teach him to drink?