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Introducing formula in a sippy cup?

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Missfrumpsalot Fri 07-Mar-14 12:43:16

I'm returning to work in a few weeks, DD will be six and a half months. She's been ebf, and is still feeding every 2 hours over night and I feed on demand during the day. Today we are about every hour and a half ish so far. My plan is to feed in the morning, pop to the nursery at lunchtime and then feed all evening and night as needed. I've never had any luck expressing and she's never taken a bottle or a dummy. So I'm thinking that as she's recently started to take a little water from a sippy cup (we've started weaning with hv and gp approval) maybe formula from the cup could be the way to make sure she gets the milk while at nursery.

Any advice or experience on how to introduce this or other ideas for what could work?

MinesAPintOfTea Fri 07-Mar-14 12:52:11

Can you express? DS had never had milk from a cup until I left him at nursery in the mornings with a sippy cup of ebm, apparently he always drank it fine. It would mean the only change is the delivery and not the taste too.

Its supposed to be easier for people other than the bfing mother to get them to take milk from a cup.

Icedfinger Fri 07-Mar-14 19:06:17

Mine takes formula from a cup fine! She's 9m but I first tried when she was about 7.5m.

We've made it a completely different experience for her, she has it sat on the sofa/floor/someone's lap and has a rice cake or similar at the same time. I usually have a drink and a biscuit then too. She would only take a bottle from me as I think it was to close to being BF.

Works well and she'll happily take it from anyone. Has also made it easier going out again as she was very nosy when feeding and would usually leave me exposed!!

MyMILisfromHELL Fri 07-Mar-14 19:15:23

Have you tried a bottle with a latex teat, such as Nuk? Bf babies seem to take more to a soft teat than a silicone one.

Missfrumpsalot Sat 08-Mar-14 15:26:34

We have had lots of success today with water in the cup so we are going to try a little formula tomorrow. Thanks for your help.

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