A 32-year-old member asked:
My 19 month old will not drink milk from a sippy cup? he will drink water or juice from a sippy cup. what should i do?
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Pediatrics 55 years experience
MILK IN SIPPY CUP: Try leaving the milk in the sippy cup on the table and when the baby is thirsty or wanted the milk, he will reach out for it. Don' t put any other fluids.
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Pediatrics 47 years experience
What source now ?: If you continue to give him milk from a bottle because you are convinced he must have it, he will never change. If so, offer a bottle but only with water. Put the milk and other tasty things in sippy cups and be done with it. He may refuse it for weeks, but at some point he will toss the bottle and make the change.
3.9k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Pediatrics - Developmental and Behavioral 51 years experience
Healthychildren.org: Wean from from bottle to cup as close to a year as possible; limit milk & milk products to 16-21 oz./day to avoid constipation, iron deficiency +/- anemia & poor appetite. Limit juice to 0-4 oz./day. Give milk in an open-mouth cup with meals. Sipping sugar-containing liquids off & on from bottle or Sippy cup risks tooth decay. D/C the bottles. See a pediatric dentist. Display this photo.
3.5k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated Dec 15, 2014
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