As Gianna approaches the 8 month mark I am extremely proud that I have stuck with breastfeeding this long. Before having her I said 6 months would be the cut off. Then after talking with my mom I changed it to 9 months. My mom said that she stopped breastfeeding when my brother and I were 9 months and we went straight to a sippy cup. So that became my next goal. However my pump broke a few months ago and my frozen milk supply is really low. So I'm debating about purchasing a thing of formula to supplement until the year mark. I do still intend to give Gianna a sippy cup at the 9 month mark but I'm not sure if that will really work
At 6 months I tried to introduce one to her. It didn't work. She had no idea what to do with it. I keep trying to give it to her and all she does is chew the lid. I think I've purchased every type and brand of sippy cups available. To no avail. Oh but my daughter is smarter than I think. When she's around other babies, she loves stealing their bottles and sippy cups and drinking out of them. At home she looks at me like I'm crazy when I give her one. She is def my stubborn child
I also need to start weaning her through the night. She still is up every 3 hours wanting to eat. And it's more or like one or two sucks and she's back asleep. This past week I think she has started teething again because the nights have been really rough. I plan on waiting until her tooth pops through but after that I'm not really sure how to proceed with weaning. I also don't know how much longer I can breastfeed while being pregnant.I will be asking my dr that at our next appt.
So Mommies, any tips on weaning or getting your child to take a sippy cup. I'd greatly appreciate them!