Re: 7 mo. old is anti-sippy cup...help!
There are sippy cups that come with a straw - you can try those. And, a straw should be as safe as other methods of feeding, provided she's being supervised safely. The straw also works well if the caregiver puts it into her mouth. I'll try to explain this method here... have the milk in a container, a taller one (vs wide). Put the straw into the milk, and cover the top of the straw with a finger. Lift straw with milk inside it from the cup, and let the milk drip into baby's mouth. Baby should eventually figure out how to suck the liquid from the straw, at which point you can put the straw into the cup and let her drink it.
There are other ways of getting milk into her - if she likes pacifiers, try those pacifiers that are made to give medications. Experiment with other methods of feeding - cups, spoons, medicine cups, measuring spoons, shot glasses, medicine droppers.
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