Sippy cup?

Briana - posted on 07/17/2010 ( 3 moms have responded )

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My son refuses to take a bottle. He took one the first 3 weeks of his life because I only pumped because he wouldn't latch. Then my supply started to drop so I worked with an LC and got him to latch. Every other day we would give him a bottle to keep him used to it so I could go out and do stuff or work. Well, one day, he suddenly decided he didn't want a bottle. I think it might have had something to do with my husband being gone for 6 weeks for training (he's in the Army) because 2 weeks into training is when he stopped.

Anyways, I was telling a friend this, and she suggested a sippy cup. I was planning on going back to work after my husband moves us home before he deploys. My mom was going to watch our son so I could get a few hours of work in every week. But now, it looks like I can't since he won't take a bottle. So, I'm wondering if I can just try a sippy cup instead? My MIL sent us an infant feeder when we started cereal and it has a sippy cup, but we just never tried it since he won't take a bottle.

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Joanna - posted on 07/17/2010

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I had bottle issues with my son from the beginning. I would pump and he would get breastmilk from a bottle. I had to try three different types of bottles before I found one he would drink from. There are nipples that mimic the nipple. I would try different nipples/bottles before a sippy cup. I'm not really sure how old your baby is, but a sippy cup usually is introduced around 6 mo.

Just a note: My son did not have a problem with nipple confusion.

Kimberly - posted on 07/17/2010

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My daughter would not take a bottle or a soother(dummy) right from birth so it was a bit hard to leave her or give her water. I got her a sippy cup that was a non drip on when she was about 2.5 months and she loves it. She's now 8 months and still drinks water out of that and still wont have anything to do with a bottle. The one I use is called Nuby non drip easy sip. My plan is to breast feed her until she is old enough to have her milk from the cup. She is good with it but I just dont feel she is good enough to be getting all her milk from it, plus we are trying to get her used to having milk in it not water! But my sister-in-law did that and skipped the whole bottle thing

Mary - posted on 07/17/2010

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How old is your son? The sippy cup is a matter of readiness. I think we introduced it with water at about 6.5-7 months old, and withing 2 months my daughter took her day care milk feedings all in the cup. But we had no bottle issues; we just wanted her to get used to a cup before she got too attached to the bottle.

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