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Most sources say it's OK to introduce water at around 6 mos. You don't want to exceed 3 oz a day, until 12 mos or so, just to protect your milk supply. after that age, most toddlers love to bf so much, all the water in the world can't compare.
That said, all 3 of mine had sips starting at 3-4 mos.
Cup feeding of EBM is a good way for babies separated from their moms to get fed, without worrying about bottles and nipple confusion. Many moms don't think of a cup for pumped milk feeds.