Why am I insisting on a no-bottle affair with Matt? BECAUSE.
Obviously, he's got a very voracious-like-Mama healthy appetite. He eats rice, yes. And loves soup.
And eats fruits and vegetables. He can even be demanding when it comes to eating his meals.
He drinks his milk religiously.
This was what his actual dinner composition last Saturday. AND he's improved. He can fairly manage eating now. It gets a little messy, and I have to remind him to not play with his food (and be with him to make sure he won't hurt himself or drop the china or something like that)- but it's a great improvement.
It's been a week from when I started to use a mug to serve Matt's choco milk and I'm not sure if I can call it progress. But I've kept tabs of it so I can establish a pattern.
Successful. Drinks all served from the mug or cup. Clap, clap, clap!
Not-so successful. In the morning, my mother resorted to bottle feeding much to my dismay. Just once, she said because Matt demanded for a bottle and so she gave him one. I was utterly disappointed.
As if to let me into Nanay's (my mother) dilemma in the morning while I was working, that night, Matt cried and cried and asked for his bottle. What can I do?
Partially successful. Before working, I left my mother specific orders requests (wink!) to not indulge in his Bottle romance. And it worked. Drinks in the morning were all served from the mug/cup. 1 bottle at night.
Successful. Drinks were all served from the mug or cup. I wish everyday's like this, but no hurry we'll get there soon.
Partially successful. Drinks in the morning were all served from the mug or cup. 1 bottle at night
Successful. Drinks were all served from the mug or cup.
Partially successful. Drinks, in the morning, all served from the mug or cup. 1 bottle at night
For 24H, he didn't have a suck with his bottle. He's been using a mug. Like tatay's.
I actually planned to wean Matt before he turned 2, but my husband and mother was so against it. From their point of view, it's as if I am depriving Matt of some comfort. So I let him hold on the bottle.
Not until few days ago. I felt a little guilty. But it's for his own good and I don't think he'll miss it. He's ready for a change.