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    Question 7 month old want to use a cup

    My almost 7 month old is very very interested in using a cup. Every time she sees one she reaches for it and if oyu let her have it (we have given her an empty one) she puts it to her mouth and tries to drink. Should we start using one or will it cause problems with breastfeeding?
    What is the normal age to start using a sippy cup?
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    Default Re: 7 month old want to use a cup

    we let austin start way early....of course he is 12 months now and stilllll just tries to breathe it in!! we skipped the sippy all together and always used a regular cup til a couple of days ago.....
    ~To the world you might be one person, but to one person you might be the world~

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    Default Re: 7 month old want to use a cup

    Like everything with babies ther are a Zillion different types. Which do you reccomend? She currentky nurses and takes Evenflow glass bottles or Medela feeding bottles at DCP.
    Samantha: born 3 1/2 weeks early on Sept 2006 6lbs 4 oz 18 inches long with situs inversus totalis. Now a strong healthy little girl that wants to be a NICU doctor, loves her little sister and breastfeeds her dolls!
    Milk donated with while nursing first LO: 2,200 oz
    Alexandra: born 3 weeks early on July 2010 7lbs 8 oz 19.5 inches long.
    Milk donated with while nursing first LO: 1,200


    For information on becoming a Breastmilk Donor http://hmbana.org/index/donatemilk

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    Default Re: 7 month old want to use a cup

    look for some with out valves their a pain to wash, if you don't have a dishwasher.

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    Default Re: 7 month old want to use a cup

    Our LO started getting really interested in drinking out of a cup at about the same age. It seemed like he wanted to be doing what mommy / daddy were doing and I'm constantly walking around the house drinking water. I need to hold / control the cup, but our LO is actually pretty good at drinking out of an open cup and we let him practice at least once a day. I usually use just water, but a couple weeks ago when LO was really sick and too congested to nurse or take a bottle we were successful at getting several ounces of EBM into him by helping him drink from an open cup. I haven't seen any impact of this on his breastfeeding.
    Lynn
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    Default Re: 7 month old want to use a cup

    FWIW, What to Expect says to start with a regular cup b4 a sippy and it mentions it in month 5 or 6...

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    Default Re: 7 month old want to use a cup

    Our LO never took a bottle so his first experience with anything other than the breast was a sippy cup of water at 6 mo. He had no problems figuring it out -- we use a vent-less one -- just the classic Tupperware sippy cup. He still loves his "wa wa" from his "cup".

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