Baby's 9th month

Your baby's 38th week

Your little one is ready for new advancements in the self-feeding area as well. He’s now able to drink from a sippy cup though this may take a few introductions before he’s able to easily take a drink. To begin the transition to a cup, you may want to fill it with some expressed milk, or another favorite beverage to entice him to drink from this new contraption. Keep a mop or cleaning cloth handy. Remember how he loves to drop items to see them fall? As you may have noticed, it can be just as much fun to turn the cup over to watch the liquid drip out!

Don’t feel pressured to wean your little one from the breast simply because you are weaning him from any bottles he may take. There are many benefits to extended nursing, ranging from the fact that he receives a new boost of infection-fighting antibodies with each ounce of breastmilk, to the warm feeling that is shared during this special time for Mom and baby. Remember, experts advise that breastmilk (or formula) should still make up 75 percent of a baby's daily intake throughout the second half of his first year of life.

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