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Cup instead of bottle. Is this ok?

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mrsjuan Sun 18-Oct-09 20:17:53

DD (5 months) has got a horrible cold & has been really struggling to feed (either breast or bottle).

Today she was hardly getting anything out of her bottle so in desperation I took the teat off & gave it to her like a cup.

She did well & didn't seem to mind having it this way so I am thinking I may as well use her doidy cup instead of a bottle but is that ok? I'm worried about her choking.

MrsHappy Sun 18-Oct-09 20:19:15

It's fine I think.
In fact my old HV used to recommend that with BF babies you skip bottles and just go straight to cups. Can't remember why, but anyway...

babyOcho Sun 18-Oct-09 20:19:25

Doidy cup will be fine.

BertieBotts Sun 18-Oct-09 20:31:31

Yes, that's fine. It's no more likely that she would choke using a cup than a bottle - and you will be with her the whole time you are feeding her anyway, so don't worry

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