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    Default Will NOT take a bottle- but takes a sippy?f Will this effect latch?

    My son will NOT take a bottle, end of story. He did when he was three months old, when he was five months I tried to give him one again, after about 8 weeks of not having one and he just licks it and stares at me like "Whats wrong with yours?" He wants nothing to do with them, whether he's hungry or just feeling snackish a bottle will not work. He will cry till he gets his breast. HOWEVER, he will take my BM out of a hard plastic sippy cup or plain wide mouthed cup or anything that is NOT a bottle. Should I try to get him back at a bottle or just skip it and give him the milk out of a sippy? He is six months old and eats solids for at least lunch and dinner, with BFing for snacks and after his solids. I'd like to leave him with a babysitter but I'm afraid he'll be hungry cuz he will not take a bottle. Is giving him a sippy of BM okay? Won't that ruin my BFing latch?

    He takes sippies of water through the day, I give him a five ounce sippy of water he drinks all day long and that hasn't seem to effected it, but I'm afraid that if he learns to "eat" out of one he will try to eat from me that way.

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    Default Re: Will NOT take a bottle- but takes a sippy?f Will this effect latch?

    if he can handle a cup with little to know problems, keep it that way really. the bottle would ruin the latsch more than a cup would
    Luna Justine: born January 20 th 6 am on the dot
    I did it! Now without the nipple shield 100% of the time Since 2/12

    We are now self-latching! .

    ing about . expecting to start in 2 weeks.

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    Default Re: Will NOT take a bottle- but takes a sippy?f Will this effect latch?

    I would just roll with it. He won't try to eat from you the same way. I think it's great that he'll take the sippy cup.
    Tracie

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    Default Re: Will NOT take a bottle- but takes a sippy?f Will this effect latch?

    Your little guy sounds like he knows what he wants. I say go with the flow. If he likes the sippy cup that's one less thing you'll ever have to wean him from.
    Started my family in 1986
    Finally done in 2001

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    Default Re: Will NOT take a bottle- but takes a sippy?f Will this effect latch?

    My IBCLC encouraged me to get my daughter on a sippy early instead of the bottle because it wouldn't be as comforting as a bottle making nursing more appealing. I wouldn't worry about it and eventually get him on an open cup.
    Nursed my sweet daughter 3 years, 3 mos.

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