My DD is one year old. She knows how to use a sippy/straw cup, but she typically only takes a few sips from it and then loses interest. This is fine at home since she still expresses a desire to nurse 8-10x/day. She attends daycare 3 times a week, though, and I would like her to fully transition to a cup when she is there. Daycare has had a difficult time getting her to accept a bottle since Day One, and they typically wait until she is just about to fall asleep then pop the bottle in her mouth. Across a 10-hour span, they are lucky to get her to take 8 ounces of EBM from the bottle (and this is with scalding which has made my milk much tastier). So, I thought the transition to a cup at daycare would go smoother, but it hasn't. They continue to offer her a bottle as the primary method of feeding her, and then offer her a sippy cup with her solid meal. As she does at home, she only takes a couple of sips before losing interest. The difference, however, is that she tends to consume 2-4 tablespoons of solids at daycare, while only consuming 2 teaspoons at home if I'm around (I should probably note that she has been a slow bloomer with the solids, only recently accepting anything but BM). So, she is obviously more interested in nursing at this point, and that's okay, but I would like to get rid of the bottle. Any ideas how to do this? Do I just take it away completely, send the sippy/straw cup to daycare, and hope she takes it? How do they offer it to her? Should they offer her the cup like the do the bottle, when she about to fall asleep? What if she refuses all day? Any guidance would be greatly appreciated!!
Oh, I should also note that my DH will be out for the summer soon and will be taking care of DD while I'm at work. So, he will be the one offering her the cup in the very near future, and I know he's a bit nervous about her going all day without eating much. He will be offering her solids so this should help tremendously, but he is concerned that she will still cry for BM.
Thanks for your help!!