drinking from a cup - when to start?
DS is 5 months old and is on a breastmilk only diet, either nursing or from a bottle. Lately I've been reading in a couple of our development books about introducing a cup. I don't know but 5 months seems early for that. DS is still learning to sit up himself, for one thing. Also it seems like if he starts drinking from a cup then he would get frustrated by the "slowness" of nursing and the Medela bottles we use. Am I way off base on wanting to wait to introduce a cup?
I'm not ready to start solids yet but last night did give him a little tiny taste of banana that I smashed up real good between my fingers. He spit it back out at first, (I think) indicating that his thrust reflex isn't ready for a regular routine of solids yet. Is it ok that I tried a tiny taste though?
I appreciate the advice!
Mommy to William, 4/29/09, 7 lbs 13 oz, 21 inches.
Mommy to Evan, 3/18/06. 7 lbs 3 oz, 21 1/4 inches.
Nursed both boys to 14 months