My baby boy is breast fed he's 7 months and wont drink out of anything! he will take bottle (i've tried 3) or cup (on my 5th) for like a day or 2 then thats it! i dont wanna stop breast feeding but do want to start weening him i cant do this if he wont take fluids out of anything else but me!

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Vikki - posted on 04/13/2009

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Quoting Samantha:

Hi. If you don't want to stop then there is really no reason for your baby to have to drink from anything else. Depending on your reasons for weening and what solids your baby is on, you could try limiting breast feeds to certain times (eg morning, however many suits you, night) and gradually increasing the solids while decreasing breastfeeds. (solids before liquids). Without knowing you or your baby it is difficult to give suggestions. Good luck. I'm sure you'll both work it out.


the reason i need to get extra fluids dowb him is he's quiete a ill little baby we've had 6 chest infectioins since birth and always has cold now he's getting bigger and moving more he needs thoose extra fluids more than ever if he's gonna be using me for drinks its gonna get fustrating as he needs so much! also i have my best friends wedding i'm gonna be bridsmaid so would like to go out for hen do and the day without havin to worry as such! just that little bit of freedom!

Vikki - posted on 04/12/2009

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Quoting Meredith:

Another thing to try is to have someone else try to give them the cup or bottle. If you are holding your baby, she smells you scent and will automatically try and go for your breast. Try having someone else give her a bottle.


i've tried letting someone else do it even when i'm not there doesn't seem to make slightest difference! very fustrating lol

Jocelyn - posted on 04/11/2009

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my son never drank out of a bottle or a cup (and still doesn't and he's 2) but he does love his sippy cups that have straws... that's what worked for him.  also, my friend had this bottle and it was shapped like the breast, not just the nipple, kinda wierd looking but she said it worked.  that might be something to try :)

Melissa - posted on 04/11/2009

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A child will drink when he is thirsty. I own a childcare center and I have found that if somebody else gives him the cup or bottle than he may take it better. He knows that you have a breast that he likes, so that is what he wants. You could have someone give him a cup with juice in it and that way he might like it better. I would not recommend juice in a bottle because then it would be hard to get him to use a cup.

Meredith - posted on 04/11/2009

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Another thing to try is to have someone else try to give them the cup or bottle. If you are holding your baby, she smells you scent and will automatically try and go for your breast. Try having someone else give her a bottle.

Melissa - posted on 04/11/2009

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I nursed til my daughter was 2. Yes she ate solids and did drink from a cup. But It was going so great for us both. I let her be the one to say ok mommy no more.... I also started weening slowly. Nights and mornings and naps.... than the last few weeks just nights.

Elizabeth - posted on 04/11/2009

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Quoting Samantha:

Hi. If you don't want to stop then there is really no reason for your baby to have to drink from anything else. Depending on your reasons for weening and what solids your baby is on, you could try limiting breast feeds to certain times (eg morning, however many suits you, night) and gradually increasing the solids while decreasing breastfeeds. (solids before liquids). Without knowing you or your baby it is difficult to give suggestions. Good luck. I'm sure you'll both work it out.


this is good advice.....bedtimes worked for me because he knew that if he wanted breast he had to go to bed so he would avoid me until he was tired hahaha the solids before liquids is gr8...

Samantha - posted on 04/11/2009

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Hi. If you don't want to stop then there is really no reason for your baby to have to drink from anything else. Depending on your reasons for weening and what solids your baby is on, you could try limiting breast feeds to certain times (eg morning, however many suits you, night) and gradually increasing the solids while decreasing breastfeeds. (solids before liquids). Without knowing you or your baby it is difficult to give suggestions. Good luck. I'm sure you'll both work it out.

Vicki - posted on 04/11/2009

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Hi...Have you tried the NUK Orthodontic bottle? I breastfed for a couple of months and I had to supplement too and my daughter kept going back and forth with no problem. The nipple on this bottle is just like the breast. I recommend it, but if you've already tried it, I'm sorry I don't know of anything else to tell you. Good Luck!!!

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