DD has never been a big fan of the bottle, but DC has always been able to get her to take about 8 ounces by popping the bottle in her mouth as she's falling asleep. DH is off for the summer, so DD is now at home with him. Thus far, he has been completely unsuccessful in getting her to take any milk. She can drink from a straw cup, and she loves to drink water from it, but she has never really been interested in taking milk from it. Nonetheless, he has offered her milk in the straw cup, a regular sippy cup, a bottle, a regular cup, while standing, sitting, in the glider, on the sofa, in the bed, etc etc. She drank about an ounce today while I was at work. On the other hand, she was willing to take solids, in greater amounts and with greater frequency (she has only recently shown interest so we have only recently moved up to two solid feedings a day but DH offered her 3 today out of concern for her caloric intake). If DH cannot get her to take milk with the success that DC was able to, what will giving her more solids instead of milk do to our nursing relationship? I work 3 days a week, so this would occur three times a week. She takes very little solids when I'm around, so I don't know that she would suddenly refuse to nurse, but I'm a little concerned (I know she's old enough to begin to wean if she chooses, I guess I'd be sad though!). Do you think offering her solids on my work days would be okay, would it encourage her to wean earlier, should DH continue to at least offer milk? Perhaps I'm hesitant for our nursing relationship to end... Oh how sad that day will be. But, I also want to do what's best for my DD, and I know BM is nutritionally complete. So, any help would be greatly appreciated here. Thx!