Don't know what to do anymore. My 10 months old ds is just refusing to drink anything apart from breastmilk, but he is on 2 feeds now and I do worry that he does not get enough liquid. Tried diluted juice, tea, water, various beakers and have now ordered the doidy cup, hoping this will make a difference. Tried to give him some water from a plastic cup, glass etc but he just won't take it, no matter how often and hard I try, surely he must be thirsty. Would be grateful for any advice!
Can you leave a beaker of water where he plays? I leave one next to DS when he's playing and he sometimes picks it up and shakes it all over his head, sometimes he chews the spout and sometimes he drinks from it. Can't help with which beaker as DS is happy to drink from any one I've tried (I'm a beakeraholic and have one of each sort I think!).
hi booklover know how you feel!! ds2 is also like this. I have noticed he tends to drink from others more than from me (as SFIS has advised) I also leave his cup where he can see it (HM) he deffinetly will not take a bottle with a teat so I just try different cups. Have you tried the avent soft spouts? or the tommy tippee trainingcup. or even a straw?
We'vw done it!!!!
ty soooooo much for all the advice and support. It is now 2weeks since ds has had boobie!!
I cannot believe it!! He still asks for it occasionaly or tries to lift up my top but only in a half hearted way and is easily distracted. He drinks milk from cup and bottle with spout but nowhere as many times as he would have if it had been breast. I give him cheese, yogurt, and fromage frais to get milk in and also cereal.
thanks sacha3taylor. makes all the crying and heartache worthwile doesn't it. I feel more like me now too and I jaust had a thought.. I can wear dresses and fitted tops again!!
oooo and sexy bra's (if i can find some my size)
I feel a shopping trip coming up.