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Thread: will offering a cup make my supply low?

  1. #1
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    Default will offering a cup make my supply low?

    DD is about 5 months old and BF is going WAY better than I could have dreamed. So good that I am scared of offering sippy cups. I don't want her to fill up so she wont want to nurse. And I don't know what to put in the cup (BM/water?) When I formula fed the boys I gave a sippy cup with a meal, but I don't want to spoon feed her until about 6 months, so should I just not offer a cup until then? I am scared that my milk supply will change and I will regret the cup.
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    Default Re: will offering a cup make my supply low?

    my LO never took a bottle, and I started him on a sippy cup around 5 months. I would just use a hand pump, and put a little bit in the cup (a couple sips) and get him use to holding it and sipping from it. It didn't affect my supply or his nursing at all. HTH!

    Kathryn,
    Mama to my sweet blueberry eyed boy Joshua
    born on 11/2/2006

    and my blueberry eyed baby Jonah Henry...my water birth baby!
    born on 6/15/09



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    Default Re: will offering a cup make my supply low?

    My LO is also 5 months old and won't take a bottle. I think what I'm going to do is introduce the sippy cup when he's 6 months old and we start solids. I'll just offer the cup w/water in it when I'm giving him solids. As far as supply goes, I'm going to nurse him just as I do now and before offering solids.
    Stephanie (23) Married to Troy (22) since August 2003
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