Monday, January 30, 2012

No more bottle

We finally took Chloe's bottle away from her. I lined it up with the the end of formula. Her Ped said to keep her on Neosure until she turned 2. When she turned 2 (August) I decreased her formula/milk ration from 1/1 to 1/3. When she turned adjusted 2 (December) we still had two canisters left and decided to just use them up. We finished them a week ago and then took her bottle away cold turkey.

It's been a bit of a struggle. She hasn't cried, or really even asked for, her bottle at all. But she suddenly hates milk. So strange. She had several milk-only bottles before the switch and she drank those just fine. But milk in a cup is just not acceptable. She'll drink water ok. But milk is a struggle. I'm trying to just let her do her thing and work it out herself. I'm just not super comfortable with her diminished fluid intake and sudden removal of milk from her diet.

3 comments:

catchupdaphne.com said...

D will have a bottle forever. Or something. But Lucy, who was a total calf, reacted much the same way when we took it away. I ended up having to give her the in-between Nuby sippy, which is kind of bottle-like. She drank from that for a few months, then straight to the open cup. To this day, she has a cup of milk with breakfast and one before bed. Still a calf.

Cyndi Hendrickson said...

I thought about Daphne and her bottle. She's a slightly special circumstance.

Funny about Lucy because Solana also has a cup of (warm) milk before bed and in the morning, too! I never did that as a kid so I find it kind of crazy. I'm not complaining, though. I tried giving Chloe warm milk in a Dora sippy cup and she flat out refused. Dave suggested cold milk and I balked. After warming milk for Solana for 6 1/2 years it just seemed so strange. Cold milk worked a little better but we still have to tell her to take a drink over and over. Maybe I'll check out the Nuby. Not sure, though, I tried one with a silicone straw and the feel of it freaked her out.

Cyndi Hendrickson said...

I also sprinkled a little Cinnamon Plus in her milk and that helped a bit...