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Weaning

Milk in a sippy cup

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Magenta82 · 10/10/2022 10:21

My DD was 1 at the start of the month and the health visitor told me I need to be stopping bottles because they are bad for her teeth.

The problem is I can't get DD to take milk from a sippy cup. She will take both formula and cows milk from a bottle, will drink water from most kinds of baby cup, but not milk, either cows or formula.

Any suggestions? Thanks

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Magenta82 · 10/10/2022 11:51

If I offer her milk in a cup she will take a sip, look cross and drop or throw the cup, if straight after this I offer water or the same milk tipped into a bottle she will take the milk and drink it all, she will then happily move on to the water and sip at that . It seems to be the combination of cup and milk that annoys her.

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Doo5 · 10/10/2022 12:04

Hi my son is 13 months, he still has a small bottle of cows milk before bed. However he has milk in his weetabix for breakfast, he has yoghurt once a day and has cheese usually at some point so I believe he's getting enough milk through these. He only takes a few sips of milk from a cup but because he has it in other forms I'm not too worried.
They actually don't need that much milk, something like 400 ml a day (don't quote me).
I don't know if that's helpful!

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Magenta82 · 10/10/2022 15:13

Thanks, I'm not really worried about her daily intake, she eats cheese and yoghurt and will take milk in a bottle, I'm still giving her one at night.

I'm probably worrying too much, but its the bottle that is the issue, I was told they can be damaging to kids' teeth.

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MarigoldMoonStone · 10/10/2022 15:15

www.amazon.co.uk/NUK-Leak-Proof-Toughened-Protective-BPA-Free/dp/B08W5G5K6P?tag=mumsnet&ascsubtag=mnforum-21

I used one of these for my daughter, it took her a few attempts to get used to it and I didn’t push/rush it & just used bottles till she got the hang of it

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lilroo87 · 10/10/2022 15:25

Have you tried teaching her to use a straw?
When we started weaning DD at 6 months (food not off breast milk) we taught her how to use a straw for sips of water and now she drinks all of her drinks with a straw.
We have tried open cups but she still makes quite a mess but she's really happy using straws so definitely worth a try.
There's videos online to help but my DD learnt really fast

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mondaytosunday · 10/10/2022 15:44

So don't give her milk. It's not essential - as you say she's getting the nutrients in other ways.

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AriettyHomily · 10/10/2022 15:55

I'd just stop with the milk.

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Speedweed · 10/10/2022 16:03

Could you change her routine so you give her the bottle then brush her teeth?

My little one has the same attitude to milk in a cup, and only drinks it out of the bottle. For some reason I think a straw or teat are better than a cup as the sucking moves the milk past the teeth, whereas that's not the case with a cup.

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mrshadders · 10/10/2022 16:09

I was just about to write the same post! My daughter feeds to sleep so I don't feel I could remove the milk/bottle entirely without disrupting our whole lives (!) as she's currently a good sleeper. Trying to find a bottle/cup she will drink from. I've got the Nuk one recommended by @MarigoldMoonStone so will try again with that. Any other cup recommendations?

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Magenta82 · 10/10/2022 16:34

Thanks all, I'll try the Nuk cup.
I would like her to get used to drinking cows milk, I refused from early childhood and have been calcium deficient.
Interestingly I only developed a liking for milk during pregnancy, I started craving it and still enjoy it in coffee etc. Previously I wouldn't have it in tea, coffee, cereal etc.

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