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9 month old won't drink from bottles/cups/doidy/sippys

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Salyo Wed 01-Jun-16 17:02:03

My youngest DS is over 9 months old now and I just cannot get him to drink from ANYTHING except me!

He now eats food too, but all drinks are from me so he's still bf about 8-10 times per day.

We've tried everything!! He kicks off, screaming and crying and pushes my hands away every time I try any kind of bottle/cup. I've had various other people try but still no luck. I've tried not breast feeding him for several hours but he still refused water/formula/expressed milk.

Has anyone else had this problem and found a solution?!!

Thanks X

BrightandEarly Wed 01-Jun-16 21:50:05

Regarding bottles, definitely get someone else to give it and experiment with different style teats to see if that makes a difference.

With sippy cups, I would just keep offering. Mine responded well to 'group effect', seeing other children using them at nursery...

tinymeteor Wed 01-Jun-16 22:08:10

Had exactly that problem. Keep offering but pretend you don't care if they take it or not - try not to cajole or get wound up about it. Think of it as offering a new toy that they will eventually take to. At some point they just take a drink and act like was their idea all along wink

I also found that Nuk learner bottles succeeded where all other sippy cups had failed.

user1464887935 Thu 02-Jun-16 19:25:17

I found babycup was the only one my middle one would take and I've started my youngest on it too and it's going well. I sat and drank from one aswell...I probably looked a bit mad doing so as they are very much baby-sized! But they seemed keen to copy and it worked. Little one especially loved copying siblings. Worth a try, keep offering, with just a tiny drop in to start with.

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