I hsould have said, that milk was always a msall part of their diet first etc lol so that much of what your health nurse has said is true.
As for the rest , well i have a very low opinion of health nurses due to bad experiences so i wont say anything more on that (the majority are great of course).
Do what you feel is best for you bubs, i think its a developmental thing drinking out of a cup. But mine have all drank out of bottles much longer, is soo much eaiser, there are all able to drink out of cupos by 11 months, but especially now with 3 of them, and not always being able to sit down with her while shes drinking, bottle for miss 15 months is easier lol, but the cups are great whent he bottles dissappear.
Don't let your health nurse pressure you into anything you dont feel confortable with, and if at all in doubt see another one.
They aren't always right, but if you get a good one, she will be nothing but supportive smile
Sharon, 24, Qld, 2 boys 3 & 5, girl 1.