I know I'm way over thinking things but dd is now 11 months. She gets 3 bottles/day while I'm at work. I plan on continuing to pump for at least a few more months but I would like to ditch the bottles and give her a more appropriate way to drink for her age. (She's transitioning to the pre-toddler room at daycare). I personally dislike sippy cups and intended to teach her to drink from an open cup. We've been trying (admittedly half-heartedly) to introduce water in a plastic shot glass since 7 months but she needs it to be held or she just dumps it. She can do straw cups but still drinks too fast or flings the cup and I don't want her wasting my liquid gold by offering BM in the cup!
Sippy cups she has no interest. She'll lift it up and sip a few times then pitch the cup and find something else to do. I wish I could keep her with me and nurse her all day, but that's not an option! Any other suggestions? Try different sippys? Keep practicing with open cup/straw? Just let her keep bottles?
on Nov. 19, 2012 at 11:56 AM