Mommy needs a night out!!!!

Mrsborah09 - posted on 06/15/2011 ( 6 moms have responded )

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Hi all! Okay so I will try and be as short and to the point as I can, but I'm not too hot at that, so I'll make my best effort. My youngest, Jesse, is 7 months old. We have BF since day 1. He is now also eating a combination of baby food, and select finger foods, but still likes to nurse of a morning, at nap time, and at bed time. And of course he also nurses more when he isn't feeling well or cutting teeth.
My problem: He won't take a bottle....or a sippy cup. Let me start by saying I would do anything for any of my kids that I could, so the fact that I haven't been away from him in 7 months only mildly bothers me. We are a military family, and going home for 2 weeks in July. I would love to be able to leave the kids with their grandparents for some bonding time, and get a night out with my hubs. But I don't see how I can very well do that when DS won't drink pumped milk. We have tried the whole gambet of different temps, different bottles (12 different types to be exact), sippy cups, me leaving and having somebody else try and he just won't take them. Now on the other hand he will drink from a regular cup. So do any of you think I would be okay to just leave pumped milk and foods while we went out? I've never run across this, my other two took to bottles just fine (getting them off was the hard part!) I just don't want to do anything that might make him suffer, and I guess more than anything I am looking for some reassurance that letting him go straight to a cup when I'm not around isn't going to hurt anything.
Thanks for your help!!!

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Mrsborah09 - posted on 06/24/2011

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Update: He finally took a bottle!!!!! I had gone in Walgreens for...I don't even remember what and my husband asked me to get him a drink. Knowing my 3 year old would be wanting something too if Daddy had anything I got a bottled water. They didn't have any with regular sports tops, but there was something similar that had a sport top design but instead of having to pull it up the cap just flipped off and he could drink. Well he didn't finish his water so when we got home I put in the fridge. The next morning he wanted more, and when I got it out he told me to give Jesse (the baby) a drink. So I did and he actually started sucking on it!!! So after a few tries like that I put the water in a bottle, and sure enough he drank it. Then i tried the really risky part of milk in the bottle. He didn't bat an eye and drank it too!!!! You can only imagine my excitement!
He hasn't just sat and drank a whole bottle yet, he only takes a few sips at a time, but he will keep going back to it and that is good enough for me!!!

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I'd let him drink from an ordinary cup. He'll be fine for a few hours while you have an evening out.

Mrsborah09 - posted on 06/15/2011

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No, my husband and two friends have tried giving them to him and the most he will do is bite on them.

Mrsborah09 - posted on 06/15/2011

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Jessica, we have tried juice, water, tea everything just about in sippy cups and bottles. He just doesn't want to have anything to do with it. Our pediatrician said that some babies just won't take them, however he didn't have any suggestions on how I might get some me time lol.

Jessica - posted on 06/15/2011

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I think it would be fine to leave the pumped milk... have you tried giving him juice? I am not at that point with mine yet but his pediatrician told me that they often take to juice in a sippy cup real well because of the taste.

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