Help! I am just starting to wean my 1 yr old, and am having such a difficult time. The problem is that ever since my son was born he has refused to take any bottles or sippy cups (he drinks water, juice and such through a straw), this han't been a problem until now, since I've been at home with him. BUT, now that I am ready to start weaning, I am having such a difficult time getting him to take milk. He'll drink it through a straw but, it dosn't seem to provide him the relaxation that sucking gives him. He always needs a breast to fall asleep. (Bad habit, I know - kicking myself now for allowing it)
I started with one feeding, it's only been a couple days, but he cries and cries and refuses to take the milk (I have a Nuby soft spout sippy cup, that I figured would be close to a breast.) and will eventually wear himself out and fall asleep. What can I do to ease this transition for him?