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4mth EBF bottle refusing suddenly - move straight to sippy cup?

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YesterdayTomorrowToday Sun 19-Jun-16 21:08:06

My EBF DC is nearly 4 months and is suddenly bottle refusing, after taking bottles of expressed milk no problem occasionally since birth.

The refusal is horrendous and I really need a break. DH is hugely supportive and patient and feels like we've tried everything. Me in the room, out the room, different environment, different brand teats, flow rates. DC just won't accept any bottle from anyone.

Before I go down the route of buying even more variations of teats and persevering with a traumatised baby, I wondered about moving straight to some sort of baby/sippy cup? I figure he'll have to do this eventually so might make sense to just do that now instead of facing this battle and then introducing a cup just a couple of months later.

Does anyone have any experience of introducing a cup this early? Bad? Good? Madness?

If it went well, do you have any recommendations for a first cup? I've had a quick Google and am already overwhelmed by the options!

Thank you!

LuckySantangelo1 Sun 19-Jun-16 21:13:31

Have you tried a quicker flow teat? My baby started refusing the bottle so we went up to the next age teat and he was fine.

CityDweller Sun 19-Jun-16 21:48:29

We skipped bottles altogether and went straight to an open cup (doidy cup) with DD at 4.5 months.

JontyDoggle37 Sun 19-Jun-16 21:54:50

Um, what about teething? Our ds would refuse the bottle because his mouth hurt. A sachet of Nelsons powders later and he would happily drink. I'd just rule that out before worrying about swapping cups.

YesterdayTomorrowToday Sun 19-Jun-16 22:03:29

Ooo, that teething idea is interesting. Feel like a bad mother for not thinking of that! I do think there has started to be a bit of tenderness and I can definitely see some teeth starting to push against the gum.

Only the bottle feeding has been affected, not breast feeding though. Would you expect breast feeding to also be affected with teething?

I will try a teething remedy before the next bottle feed now, thank you.

Will also take a look at the doidy cup, that's a new one on me!

Think we've tried quicker flow teats than we were using but, maybe I need the next one up again as he does seem to grow faster that I realise!

Thanks for replying. Great to know your thoughts.

orangebird69 Mon 20-Jun-16 05:44:36

My ds got his first tooth just after 4 months. He had 6 by 6 months shock

user1464887935 Mon 20-Jun-16 08:54:44

With one of our lo's we tried so many bottles at that stage and all were refused so we went straight to an open cup (Babycup). We tried Doidy but it was too wide for the mouth. The babycup ones are called 'first cups' and they are brilliant (JoJo Maman have got them).

Artandco Mon 20-Jun-16 08:55:43

The doidy cup we used here also

FirstTimeMummy25 Wed 22-Jun-16 17:43:10

My DS would refuse every brand of bottle we tried except 'munchkin latch bottles'.

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