Sippy cup success?

iVillage Member
Registered: 08-03-2008
Sippy cup success?
Fri, 08-26-2011 - 11:06am

DS will be a year old on 9.17 and has been able to nurse on demand from birth. I am going back to work next week (2 days and one evening). He refuses any liquid from any other source. My question is for any BTDT moms who have had good experiences with a particular type of sippy cup. He absolutely refuses bottles and I have tried the beginners Nuk cup and a straw cup, he is largely uninterested.

I have frozen BM to leave but he won't drink it so I am at a loss. We have tried water, juice, even added a little coco to his milk...nothing works. I will be gone for 8.5 hours so I just think that is WAY too long to not drink a drop. Any advice would be helpful. Thanks!

Community Leader
Registered: 06-10-2008
Fri, 08-26-2011 - 1:35pm
Have you tried watering down his solids a bunch with breastmilk? Breastmilk slushies? How about dipping the straw in the breastmilk, holding a finger over the top to trap the milk, then dripping it into his mouth? Just a few ideas.....