My son is about to turn one and we are transitioning him from formula to milk and bottles to sippy/straw cups. He likes this milk just fine but he doesn't seem to drink very much from the sippy cup or straw cups (although he does seem to like them and know how to use them). With bottles, he downed that formula! I know if I put the milk in a bottle he would do just fine but I have heard that can be really confusing and DC recommended we start with milk in cups and never put it in a bottle. Do you guys have any tricks of how you got your kids to drink more milk from a cup?
I'm also concerned about his feeding routine. Right now, he gets an 8oz bottle at 6:30 as soon as he wakes up. If I try to do anything else first, he screams and will not stop until he gets his bottle. Then breakfast at 7:30, 6oz bottle with lunch at DC, 4oz bottle with snack at DC, dinner at 6 and bottle with bed at 7. He eats table food like a linebacker so I'm not really worried about most of his nutrients. How in the world am I supposed to incorporate cups with milk into this if he won't drink it all? Do you just replace the bottles with cups? How long can the milk be left out? Sorry for all the questions, I'm a little overwhelmed although I'm certain I'm making this more complicated than needed :)