Brenda - posted on 04/11/2010 ( 4 moms have responded )
My son is 18 mos. and will only drink milk through a bottle. Usually, he drinks (3) 5oz bottles a day, each before nap or bed while I hold him. He will drink juice or water all day long through a sippy cup but when I give him milk in a cup, he cries and refuses it. I have even tried using a sippy cup with a soft nipple, like a bottle and only using it for milk when I hold him, but he still won't drink it. He is really small for his age (21 lbs, 13 oz at 18 mos. visit), so I've been just giving in because I feel like it is more important for him to get the nutrients and give him a bottle than for him not to drink milk. I started weaning his sister at 12 mos from the bottle and she did fine but he is such a different child. Does anyone have any ideas for getting him to drink milk through a cup or know of any reason why it will hurt him to continue to have a bottle?