Milk from beaker
Jul 25, 2010 4:03PM
around what age should a baby be having their morning and bedtime mlik from a beaker?
also what beaker did you find your little one took to best?
Jul 23, 2010 5:09PM
By around the age of 12 months I believe, although it was 15 months for the morning beaker here and 20 months for the bedtime one! I tried on many occasions before that but LO would not entertain the thought of it :roll:
I relented and went with when she was ready in the end for the bedtime milk, and haven't looked back since. So I guess you should also consider how your LO reacts to the change over too, gut feeling definitely counts
I tried literally 15 different beakers/cups, no joke LOL
, and in the end went back to the good old cheap TT freeflow beaker for morning, and one of the new TT Tip It Up beakers for bedtime which she loves. I think Nuby do sinilar ones too.
Iz & Skye x
Jul 25, 2010 12:57PM
my LO is 14m. i introduced a beaker (no lid) with breakfast at 12m when he was 'allowed' to drink cows milk. he still has a bottle for his 'supper' coz hes always quite sleepy and i didnt want him making a huge mess everywhere by being too tired to concentrate. ive tried nuby beakers (with squidy spouts) and found them useless - the spout gets stuck in and LO cant drink, which is how we went lidless. if you wanted one with a lid
Jul 25, 2010 2:02PM
I had read that from about 9 months you could try.
To be honest I think it depends on the baby...I am going to try Emilia with a beaker to see if that helps her take her milk. I know she is only 7 months, but better that than her not drink any milk!!
Jul 25, 2010 2:36PM
I agree Joanna, esp since we are in the exact same boat when it comes to our little ones and their lack of interest in the stuff!!
Thank you for the replies ladies
Jul 25, 2010 4:03PM
We started around 9/10 months by giving her a little milk in a beaker along with her afternoon snack.
We did it as an extra milk snack, so i would be more chilled about not trying to force her to drink it as she was still getting her full quota of milk from her bottles.
At 12 months she has 1 beaker in the morning, and a bottle in the evening.
We just used the TT free flow cup as she wasnt too keen on any of the ones you had to suck.
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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