My baby is six and a half months old. I have been breastfeeding her ever since she was born. I will be returning to work in May, but I am worried that she won't take a bottle of breast milk. Is it too late for me to express some milk for her to try from a bottle? Will she be ok to have cow's milk? Is it best in a bottle or sippy cup?

Answer

At six months a baby should drink mother's milk or formula. She’s not ok to have cow’s milk until she’s over a year old. Her body isn’t ready to digest it.

She can drink mother’s milk or formula out of a bottle or a sippy cup. Go with what she prefers. Some babies skip bottles and go straight to a cup.

Updated on March 14, 2018

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Three Ways to get a Breastfed Baby That Won’t Take a Bottle to Drink
By Paul Edmondson
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