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So. My beautiful fiancé bought be this:

It's pink and it's got TWO handles and it doesn't drip! I love it! Jk :) Well, I do enjoy it.

Anywho, is drinking out of one of these like drinking out of a straw? I can't tell!! Thanks :)

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Sippy cups are actually RECOMMENDED by my surgeon. They're great; I've been using them.

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That's sweet of him! Ask him where's the matching spoon and fork :P

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Sippy cups are actually RECOMMENDED by my surgeon. They're great; I've been using them.

Just to satisfy my own curiosity, why would they recommend something like this?

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Just to satisfy my own curiosity' date=' why would they recommend something like this?[/quote']

Haha it is a little strange, I know! Sippy cups are good because they accommodate smaller portion sizes (imagine filling up even a tiny Water bottle... You'd only be able to get 2 oz in, and then the rest of your drink gets warm and gross. If you split 8oz into 3 sippy cups and refrigerate the two you don't eat, you've just prepared your meals for a day!

But that's not the main reason. Sippy cups are really good at only allowing you to drink a tiny bit at a time. It helps prevent you accidentally gulping or taking too big of a sip.

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Haha it is a little strange' date=' I know! Sippy cups are good because they accommodate smaller portion sizes (imagine filling up even a tiny Water bottle... You'd only be able to get 2 oz in, and then the rest of your drink gets warm and gross. If you split 8oz into 3 sippy cups and refrigerate the two you don't eat, you've just prepared your meals for a day!

But that's not the main reason. Sippy cups are really good at only allowing you to drink a tiny bit at a time. It helps prevent you accidentally gulping or taking too big of a sip.[/quote']

That's really been why I love it so much. For some reason, it hurts my belly a lot less that drinking straight out of a cup.

Ugh. Darn these doctors and their completely differing view points!!!!

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Yes it's like a straw' date=' because the process to used to withdraw the Fluid is a sucking motion. However the cup is cute.[/quote']

But...... If its like a straw, my MD says NO straws because you are sucking air in as well????

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If it's like drinking thru a straw effect, then I don't know if it's good? Who knows? I'm just saying that because my Bari nurse said not to drink out of a straw because it allows air to get into your tummy & they want you to reserve all that room for liquids.

I like the idea of portioning your liquid meals for the day in those to keep them cold in 3 separate sippy cups!

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But...... If its like a straw' date=' my MD says NO straws because you are sucking air in as well????[/quote']

Exactly! Which is why I wanna know lol. It doesn't feel like I'm getting air in. I may have to ask my doc at my appt tomorrow. I thought that they made sippy cups to avoid the air for the purpose of protecting a little one from painful gas. That was my fiances thought when he bought it. Hmm.

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But...... If its like a straw' date=' my MD says NO straws because you are sucking air in as well????[/quote']

My surgeon says no straws either, but he still tells us to use sippy cups. And yes, it doesn't make sense to me either. Those crazy doctors!

I wonder if it has to do with the benefits of the sippy cup outweighing the fact that you suck in a but of air each time. You definitely don't suck in as much air as you would with a straw, so maybe that's why surgeons are ok with it.

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Hi all. I'm a speech language pathologist and work a great deal with swallowing disorders. Sippy cups can cause a lot of air pressure issues mostly because of the valve. If you throw those out, you might do better. The valve stops spillage, so you'll have to be careful. Haha.

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Hi all. I'm a speech language pathologist and work a great deal with swallowing disorders. Sippy cups can cause a lot of air pressure issues mostly because of the valve. If you throw those out' date=' you might do better. The valve stops spillage, so you'll have to be careful. Haha.[/quote']

Ohhhhhh ok. Very good tip. I'll try that! Thank you!

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I have a sippy cup also love them :)

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Hi all. I'm a speech language pathologist and work a great deal with swallowing disorders. Sippy cups can cause a lot of air pressure issues mostly because of the valve. If you throw those out' date=' you might do better. The valve stops spillage, so you'll have to be careful. Haha.[/quote']

Oh wow ok I can see how any air is lessened without the valve. I'll still ask my doc, but I'll definately experiment with this.

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