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breast milk bottle feeding transition to a 'cup'???
« on: December 23, 2013, 15:27:10 pm »
hi
I've been bottle feeding BM to my LO since 3 months.  We just had his one year b-day :) and the quantity of his intake has gone down with all the food he consumes.  he still gets about 15-20oz's a day but i see that going down still over the next few months.

My questions:
would you use a straw cup to serve BM? 
do you have a favorite cup?
or
would you use a sippy cup? - and whats your favorite?
I NEED LEAK FREE!!!  can't stand the tough of having BM leaking anywhere.

i've been working with open shot-glass cups but only with water for him, supervised.
we have a sippy cup (that i hate) we use with coconut water/water mix but it leaks when its on its side, and he uses this only during meal time
we have a travel big/wide straw Contigo (nalgine) bottle we use for water out side of the house
all of these do not seem like milk worthy.

thanks for your thoughts

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Re: breast milk bottle feeding transition to a 'cup'???
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2013, 16:51:59 pm »
http://www.mommyville.ca/cups-mealtime/lil-gripper-cups/Straw-Cup-Lillsquo-Gripper

^^^that one was our favourite...and we have tried what seems like a million cups! It does take strong suction though to drink but DD2 loved them. Now we use Contigo kids cups as they are spill proof but look more grown up!

We only use spill proof for in the vehicle or at night with water otherwise we do open cups at the table.
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Re: breast milk bottle feeding transition to a 'cup'???
« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2013, 00:17:08 am »
thanks, i have seen these cups just wasn't sure about using that with BM..
so you use a straw cup with BM or just water?  is the straw a pain to clean?

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Re: breast milk bottle feeding transition to a 'cup'???
« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2013, 01:45:35 am »
Formula and then soy milk..only a pain if you let it sit. My kids tend to chug their drinks so made sure to rinse right away! If you have a dishwasher that is even better, I dont but washed them at my sisters and it worked great.
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Re: breast milk bottle feeding transition to a 'cup'???
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2014, 15:00:52 pm »
The free flowing cups are recommended by UK health practitioners because with the ones they have to suck on which are non spill, it can cause tooth damage so although it's a pain, I'd go with free flowing.  We used the basic Tommee Tippee ones.
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