There’s a new contender in the breastfeeding/bottle feeding debate. And mums are lapping it up!

Welcome to cup feeding, an alternative feeding method where bub literally laps milk up from a cup.

Kind of like a cat. But even cuter.

We’ve always been told ‘breast is best’ but we also know this isn’t always possible. Cup feeding offers a safe alternative which allows baby to benefit from the goodness of breast milk even if not attached to the breast.

Check out the video below:


Mums lapping up the cup feeding cuteness

Posted by Facebook page Cute, the method is making serious waves across social media. In a few short days the video has been seen over 20 million times and many parents are sharing their thoughts on the interesting feeding option.

According to the NHS, cup feeding is usually used as a step before breastfeeding, in babies who suffer from jaundice or if bub simply goes on a breastfeeding strike.

New mums should consider a feeding cup “when your baby needs to have feeds greater than three to five millilitres. Cup feeding encourages your baby to use their tongue and lower jaw in a similar way as they would when breastfeeding. They are also able to smell and enjoy the milk when using a cup.”

The Australian Breastfeeding Association also has some handy tips for mums who want to try cup feeding their babies.

Breast. Bottle. Cup. As long as bub is fed, we’re all for it!


Born and raised in Canada, Jenna now lives in Far North Queensland with her tribe. When the mum-of-three is not writing, you can find her floating in the pool, watching princess movies, frolicking on the beach, bouncing her baby to sleep or nagging her older kids to put on their pants.

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