4 Month Old Onto Bottle Feeds
Can a 4 month old baby be given formula milk in a tippy cup? I am trying to wean my 4 month old off the breast as I am back to work in 2 months.
Baby Help Line Answer:
Tippy Cup Or Bottle For 4 Month Old
There are no particular reasons to not teach your baby to drink from a tippy cup. Personally though, I would definitely introduce a regular bottle too.
Since your baby is still so young, it will take a while before solid foods is the major resource for nutrition.
Drinking from a tippy cup takes a lot more time than drinking from a bottle, so you'll have to spend significantly more time feeding your baby if not using a regular bottle.
Particularly, if your baby still eats at night, do consider a bottle, to protect your sleep!
Some babies really don't like the bottle at first, but with some patience and tricks, most accept it after a while. The same goes with drinking formula instead of breast milk - it can take time for the baby to get used to the new taste.
Good that you start now, when there is still quite some time left on your maternity leave!Here you'll find tips on how to help your baby learn how to drink from a bottle, in case you need them.
And here are some tips on weaning your baby from breastfeeding
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