Introducing milk in a cup
Mamabeaubear · 01/11/2022 15:23
LO will be 1 in 2 weeks and I know I am meant to to transition him from bottles to cups but I am so confused about how to do this. Currently he has 3 or more bottles a day (usually one before morning and afternoon naps and at bedtime, he is a nightmare sleeper and may also have bottles in the night depending on mood). He also has water in a cup with his meals. Am I supposed to give him his milk in a cup with his meals or should it be between meals so he still has water?
I have tried to give him milk in his cup but he looks at me like I'm crazy and then refuses to drink it. On the occasion that he has drank some, it's only a little bit and I'm not sure how we'll get the recommended amount down him. I don't know if this will be different when we change to cows milk.
Also, is it ok to give him cows milk in bottles for night feed?
Any advice is appreciated x
FlounderingFruitcake · 01/11/2022 15:37
Neither of mine were keen on milk in a cup. It’s not a requirement and they can have it on cereal, eat yoghurt etc to get what they need.
Re the nightfeed- they shouldn’t have any milk after teeth are brushed and especially not in a bottle. I know easier said than done when they’re awake at night and it’ll get them back to sleep quickly though!
Mamabeaubear · 01/11/2022 15:46
He does have water in a cup which is why I think he refuses the milk because he expects it to be water and is then confused when it isn't!
I honestly don't think we'll manage without milk at night, that's a rule that I might have to break! He is so hard to settle sometimes, it's the only thing that consistently works and I go back to work soon and will need to sleep even more than I do now.
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