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Preference for sippy cup?

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CreamOfTomatoSoup Wed 07-Nov-12 17:54:25

DS is just over 6 months old and we've recently started weaning. He's on 3 small meals a day. I offer him water in a free flow sippy cup at meal times and he's quite happy to have it. Also, in the past few days he's been 'off' his milk and rarely finishing 4oz bottles. He's also breastfed morning, evening and whenever I give in and he's very keen on this.

This afternoon I went to buy more sippy cups but couldn't find the type I wanted so I got these:
www.mothercare.com/Mothercare-Tiny-Dining-Toddler-Stage-3-Sipper-Cup-with-Handles---240ml/381587,default,pd.html?cm_sp=ProductFeatures-_-Category%2520landing-_-Mothercare%2520Tiny%2520Dining%2520Toddler%2520Stage%25203%2520Sipper%2520Cup%2520with%2520Handles%2520-%2520240ml

After his tea he guzzled formula out of this.

I'm aware that he might be dropping milk feeds because he's eating more solids but could he also be refusing the bottle because he'd rather drink from a sippy cup?

ZuleikaD Thu 08-Nov-12 06:17:16

At six months a baby should still be having as many feeds as they were before weaning. Slightly confused at you not feeding him unless you 'give in' - breastmilk is still far and away the best and most calorific thing you can give him - solids won't take over from milk for months yet.

SavoyCabbage Thu 08-Nov-12 06:25:19

Is the question is he drinking less milk as he's eating food?

CreamOfTomatoSoup Thu 08-Nov-12 09:51:57

I'm not denying him breast milk in favour of food but in favour of formula. I'm trying to give up daytime breast feeding. I know food should be 'fun until they're one'.
What I am wondering about is whether he could be reluctant to take the bottle because the flow is too slow and whether it could be that he prefers the sippy cup.

ZuleikaD Thu 08-Nov-12 11:33:08

Ah, ok - in that case yes, I'd stick to the freeflow cup. Definitely drop bottles while you have the chance.

teacher123 Thu 08-Nov-12 13:41:19

I'm in the same situation, trying to drop breastfeeds so that he's onto formula by Christmas, bottles have been pretty disastrous but we've had some success with the doidy cup and the tommee tippee sippy cup. Today he had 2 oz of formula out of it which is a record!

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