when did you change to beakers for milk?
Jun 24, 2010 3:45PM
LO is really good with beakers and has his juice out of them, i wondered wether it was time to give him milk in a beaker?
when did you switch
becca and jacob
Jun 24, 2010 3:31PM
When my lo had his 8 month development check, the HV told me that he should be having his milk out of a beaker now, he has water out of one and he can use it very well however I tried to give him his milk out of a beaker once and he didn't drink any of it.
I think when my lo is a year old and he can have cows milk, then i might
swap to a beaker
Jun 24, 2010 3:41PM
My HV said to aim for 1, but to start trying before that. DD is 9 months, and although she will gulp down water out of a beaker, she will throw a hissy fit if I offer her milk in a beaker!
I am just going to keep trying, but not push it, and not worry for a while
Jun 24, 2010 3:41PM
I think I swapped DD at about a year (but she was 7 weeks prem) for her afternoon milk drink. She has been having her morning milk from a beaker since around 15 months, and now at 20 months we are doing away with the bedtime bottle in favour of a beaker.
Some people may see this as quite late, but having tried on a few occasions I felt it better to wait until she was ready rather than forcing the issue. She had terrible reflux as a baby so just to see her enjoying a bottle of milk from 6 months was a joy, so didn't want to push things!
It's more important that you brush their teeth once they get them after bottle feeding morning and night, as the bottle means the milk stays in contact with their teeth for longer, possibly leading to decay in the long term. x
Jun 24, 2010 3:45PM
i have heard the earlier the better but i dont want to make him take less milk as hes not a great fan anyway, might be worth a try, did you ladies start with a soft teat for milk or a firm one, LO finds the firmer ones easier to drink (and chew) from x
May 12, 2019 12:04PM
hi everyone, new here but desperate for advice! My son is 1 month old on Tuesday and has been bottle feeding for the past 2 weeks. He has had problems since. He is extremely irritable, I’m sure my Son doesn’t have anytime while awake not crying, he cries ALL the time and I try EVERYTHING with no success. I have been to the hospital and doctors and they are so very unhelpful, they just tell me he has colic and basically I have to deal with it. I am almost certain, and the hospital also said, he has reflux (silent) as he rarely spits up but it is getting far worse and he is becoming more and more irritable, coughing after feeds and in between and starting to refuse feeds, scream, want them, take them and scream again. He has had Carobel from the hospital as they didn’t want to give Gaviscon due to chance of constipation, but it did absolutely nothing for him. He is now simply on infacol but has trouble pooing, which causes him distress, but is very runny. I guess i am I am desperately looking for advice on what to do, as it is increasingly hard with a baby that cries all day and won’t sleep or settle due to milk coming back up. I feel like I’m missing something and not giving him what he needs? HE IS SUCH A HUNGRY BABY! I feed him, change his nappy, cuddle him, sing to him, wind him, put him in swinger, walk round house, car - I am lost! Health visitor has done a referral to dietician however who knows how long this will take! Dad is lactose intolerant. Also, how much does your baby eat, or did eat at 1 month? Mine wants food every 1.5/2 hours! Please help!
Apr 29, 2019 9:53AM
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