Some babies will slurp / lick / lip a soft warm cup of mom's warm milk and find
it interesting ... in my experience, cup feeding works best when bb is alert, happy and playful : )
Gently - slowly - easily touching the cup to babies bottom lip and then smiling
and nodding --- good baby ! slowly take it away and repeat. Its' important to
show baby calm acceptance of his/her willingness to allow the cup to tough the
Then ... when that is ok w/ baby, slowly tip the warm milk so it touches the
baby's lip or tongue - what ever is there. Avoid pouring milk in ... then,
smile, nod ... see how bb reacts. If it's ok w/ baby, leave the lightly touching
cup resting gently on the bottom lip.
Repeat, with a tad bit more milk seeping onto babys lips and tongue. STOP if bb
turns away, arches or otherwise says STOP .
OK ... may have to wait an hour or so before trying again ... No rush, no push,
no sign of urgency .. I know this is hard - very hard - but important to avoid a
resisting baby ...