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Anyone used a doidy cup from 3 months or younger?

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nappyaddict Thu 30-Oct-08 12:19:32

My friend is breastfeeding but her lo won't take a bottle of EBM. I suggested a doidy cup but i wasn't sure if a baby of 8 weeks would manage it. She's got a few weeks before she has to go back to work to try and sort it out.

cuttingmeownthroatdibblaaaargh Thu 30-Oct-08 12:23:38

They do cup feeding in SCBU for prem babies, so no reason why not. The cap off many bottles works well as a cup too, so she could try that first with no outlay

nailpolish Thu 30-Oct-08 12:25:08

i gave dd's milk from a cup from time to time
when v small a spoon - i didnt have a doidy cup for dd1 but i did for dd2 - i obv had to hold it

Rhian82 Thu 30-Oct-08 16:09:55

My DS wouldn't feed from the breast at all for about the first week of his life. I expressed milk and fed it from a cup - firstly used a medicine cup (you know the little measuring things) and then the cap off a bottle. That seemed to work better, the wider top meant he could gulp down more in a go. This is exclusively how he fed in his first week before he finally figured out latching, and he regained his weight and everything and looked fine.

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