no milk in sippy

iVillage Member
Registered: 08-13-2007
no milk in sippy
Sat, 03-21-2009 - 1:27am

Hi All!

Hope all are well! I've been MIA for awhile but a quick update: I kept trying sippy cups to no avail, got a sports bottle type and he was more interested, but did not get the tipping it part! Then I found a sports bottle with a straw -- success! he is gulping like a champ...

My only issue is that he only takes water out of it. I can;t get him to take EBM. Have not tried juice because he likes the water, and I would rather he have the EBM than anything! Any tips for getting him to take the EBM? I tried adjusting the temp but he just won't.

I still nurse at least 3 times during the day, generally, and he wakes up every 2-3 hours at night so gets in at least 3-4 mini-sessions (because it doesn;t take him long to fall asleep!)

I think he is getting enough, so that is not my concern... but would prefer him to have some milk during the day and not just the water if I can.

Any ideas?



iVillage Member
Registered: 07-25-2006
Sat, 03-21-2009 - 8:24am

Hmmmm. I assume you've tried the bm at different temps in the cup? Perhaps he's rather it be cold?

Have you tried the momscicles? That might be a way to get bm in him while you're gone.


iVillage Member
Registered: 03-27-2003
Sat, 03-21-2009 - 1:52pm

It’s ok to keep trying different temperatures, and cups but if the baby doesn’t end up accepting ebm via a cup I would not worry or make a big issue of it (I don’t think you are). You’d be surprised at how much milk your baby is taking via the bf, even the short bf sessions. We know from research that you cannot judge how much milk is taken via the length of time on the breast and even short feedings often deliver large amounts of milk. Also at night it’s significant that your prolactin levels go up and usually volumes are higher at night. So those short night feedings are likely getting more into the baby than you might think.