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My son is almost 15 months old, I've nursed him from the beginning, he's gone to daycare since he was 3 months old, never had a problem drinking from a bottle. When he turned a year old I stopped pumping and used up my freezer milk supple for daycare and he started drinking cows milk from a sippy cup with no problems. He's been drinking cows milk from a bottle or sippy cup for a couple of months with no issues. well not anymore! For the last 2 weeks now he will not drink anything at daycare, and i mean nothing, but he eats fine still. So he'll go 10hrs with no liquids, he'll nurse right away when I get home and he's up aLOT throughout the night nursing, which is very tiring.
I'm worried b/c he's not having wet diapers during the day, he's poop is getting hard with lack of liquids, and I don't want him dehydrated. How do I get him to take a sippy cup again? We've tried giving him cold or warm milk, in a bottle or sippy cup, different times in the day and he bats it away before you can get close to him. I know all he wants to do is nurse, which isn't possible since I work full-time. I don't want to give up nursing just yet, I'd like him to initiate that, but besides going cold turkey and making a sippy cup the only option does anyone have any ideas how to get him to take a sippy cup?
thanks for replying! I was thinking/hoping it was a phase, but started second guessing the longer it lasts. I've tried a couple of different sippy cups, but not one with a straw yet. It's a long story, but right now he's measuring at the 10-12 month mark for motor skills, so i'm thinking he wont have the knowledge or coordination for a straw yet.
None of my kids ever caught on to the soft-spout kind of sippy cups...they always went for the straw! This kind you can squeeze and push out a little milk so they get the idea...that's how all my kids learned. Good luck!