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DD is 12 almost 13 months and still nurses around 4-6 times a day. She also drinks water from a sippy, but it is not very much, maybe 5 oz a day? Should I be trying to get her to drink more? Her friends all drain their sippys but they are weaned or were FF. She never asks to BF, I always have to offer and I am comfortable with the amount of times she nurses, but I worry she is not get enough to drink (always something to worry about right?) At what age do they start to communicate hunger/thirst needs to you? I am always offering food/drinks to her, she almost always takes the food, but not the sippy cup.<br>
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I went through that with DD. She was hardly drinking at all, and then BAM-she started drinking so much water that I thought she was gonna float away<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br>
I drove me nuts cause my breasts kept getting too full and she was just facinated with her sippy cup. We actually went to the store picked out two cups help them up to her and asked which one she wanted(its fun for her to do that), then the one she picked was the only one she got for awhile.<br>
Now she is nursing like crazy and hardly takes a cup anymore(at 17mo)<br>
So I think this may be a phase with your DD as it was with mine. All you can do is offer her a drink(breast or cup) and just see what happens. 12mo is usually when they start to get more active and a bit more distracted by new things( at least for my DD it was), so that may be the case and just reminding her to drink may help.<br>
I had to start walking around topless to get DD to nurse for awhile(its jsut me and her at home tho), and then she just changed on her own.
 

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Isn't it a rule of thumb that they need to have at least 4-6 really wet diapers a day to make sure baby's getting enough fluid? I think that would go for an older child as well. I found that DD started drinking less when she switched to fewer (but bigger) pees. I don't know if it's connected but that really stuck out for me.
 
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