It's always been a challenge to get DS to drink enough milk, so we kept him on the bottle past his 12 month birthday because I thought it more important to get nutrition in than break the habit. Around 15 months we got him to drink milk from the cup - YAY! - until he got sick with the flu. While he was sick, he refused to drink anything, so we went back to the bottle just to get fluids in him. Once he got better he would drink juice from a sip cup, but milk only from the bottle. Then, he got sick again. Now he refuses anything in a sip cup. He will only drink milk, and only from a bottle. I'm so frustrated, because if he had never gotten the flu, I wouldn't be posting here. He needs fluids, and I don't know what else to do other than keep switching up sip cups, straw cups, regular cups...all with the same result! No judgements please, just helpful tips. TIAView Thread
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