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December 23rd, 2013, 01:10 PM
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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?
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December 24th, 2013, 04:58 AM
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it could just be a phase that will pass. have you tried different sippy cups? the ones with straws worked best for us.

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December 24th, 2013, 05:21 AM
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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.
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December 24th, 2013, 08:23 AM
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Weston is also at that motor skill stage for large motor. He's pretty good with small motor skills. He doesn't pull up or walk yet. We use the soft top nuby cups.

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December 24th, 2013, 09:06 AM
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I've had good luck with Dr Browns sippy cups so far.
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December 24th, 2013, 09:31 AM
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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!

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December 26th, 2013, 09:54 AM
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We found that the Sassy 360 cups were the best at that stage. They look and feel like a grown up cup. Even the speech therapist recommends them.

Good luck!
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