Created by Updated on Jan 05, 2016
Hello m a worried mother. I have to join office soon. My baby is on bf. How can I train my baby to drink milk from bottle or sippy cup. He is refusing bottle. He is 5 months old
| Jan 05, 2016
Hi Himanshi.. I had faced a similar situation. .altho i did not try bottle i directly gave her sippy cup.. when she was 5 and half months old. You can try giving him water in the sippy first.. let him get the hang of it.. let him play with the sippy cup for smetime. You can show him how to drink by acting a bit and then giving him d sippy n say now u drink. It does help! Then if u r planning to start formula.. fill the sippy with formula but express a little breastmilk on the tip. In the beginning just replace one breastfeed.. maintain the same time slot for 3-4 days and den increase the frequency slowly. And if you are planning to express breastmilk then it won't be that big a problem. Luckily my daughter accepted formula milk without giving much trouble. All the best!
| Jan 06, 2016
Hi Tejal.. sippy cups are basically bottles but they have a spout and not the traditional nipple. So it requires different sucking action than what the baby does during breastfeeding. For younger babies there are sippy cups with soft silicone spouts n then gradually hard spouts and straw. You may have to wait for another month and half then you can try a sippy cup for your baby. .
| Jan 06, 2016
Have the same issue my baby is 2. 5 months n I have to join ofc in 5th month so even I should start trying supply cup after 4 months so the babies normally sit in 4 months ??? As suggested supply cups shud be used once the baby sits my pediatrician says no water till 6 months so I have to start formula feed in the 4th month from sipper
| Jan 08, 2016
Hey, I faced a lot of issues when I joined as I was also exclusively breastfeeding till then. Start step by step, Let you baby acquaint first with bottle. I started with expressed milk. Just express 30-50 ml as baby take time and will refuse bottle. Just try giving him at the time when he is in Avery good mood and not cranky. He may refuse initially but try giving him again in intervals at the time when he is happy or you can try when he is sleeping. It might take anywhere from 1-3 days. Now, give your baby topfeed only 30 ml in a bottle and do the above only. He will refuse initially. He might take 1-3 days to take topfeed. The above varies from baby to baby. Just make sure you have at least 15-20 days. First you make your baby comfortable with topfeed and then let his babysitter or the other family members to feed while not around. Also, the baby might vomit if you starts topfeed all at once, so introduce slowly, first 30 ml twice a day, then 60-30-60 and like so increase gradually. Hope it helps