I was told to just cut her off 'cold turkey' basically and that she'd eventually get used to it. My other girls did it this way and they ended up drinking milk from a cup just fine.
Not my toddler though, oh no... she refuses to drink any milk. In fact, if you try to trick her and get her to drink it, she spits it right out! I've tried regular sippy cups, cups with straws, cups with soft spouts, cups with hard spouts... nothing is working.
I'm now starting to doubt myself and wondering whether I should give in and let her have a bottle. My oldest was off a bottle right at a year old, my middle daughter took a couple months longer, and now my youngest is taking the longest yet. I really hadn't been that concerned about it though, thinking she'd do it when she was ready, until I went to the doctor and they said I should take away her bottle before it got any harder.
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Do health professionals just make a big deal out of this for nothing? Are they pushing us parents to make our children do things they aren't really ready for?
My daughter is eating yogurt and will eat a somewhat good variety of food. I just worry of course that now she isn't getting the proper amount of calcium.
When did your baby give up the bottle and drink milk out of a cup? Any specific cup or tips/tricks that worked best for you?