Tuesday, January 27, 2009
the bottle situation
The pediatrician said that at 15 months the bottles must go. I don't really understand why, but ok, I'm trying. Dropping the mid-day bottle was easy. And actually dropping the morning bottle was pretty easy too. The issue is that I can't get them to drink milk out of cups. I've tried every cup and every temperature of milk. They'll drink some water from cups, and diluted juice, but nowhere near the quantity they would take from a bottle. Everybody tells me that it's normal that they drink less during the transition, and that it's ok. The issue is that Daniel system is so sensitive, and the decrease in liquids has made him severely constipated. The poor guy is sobbing while trying to poop. We had gotten over his constipation problem months ago, and I'm not happy about it being back. Is it so important that we wean off a bottle? Important enough to have to make this poor boy suffer like this while he's learning that he's supposed to drink from a cup? I'm confused and this is one of the few times in this parenting experience that I feel like I don't know what I'm supposed to do.