You can google why you'd want to skip one as I don't really feel like hosting another round of the great sippy debate here. I'd just want to share this to demonstrate that it is totally possible to move straight from breast or bottle to a cup. Feel free to add your experience to the comments.
We have used one here and there, mainly when we're at someone's house where spilling will equal screaming but generally Rebecca has used a cup. We sometimes use a straw for fun and have some unbreakable silicone ones, but what she likes best is this little vintage juice glass with cherries.
A shot glass works well too and its helpful to just start with a bit at a time and have them help mop up any spills with a dish cloth.
|Homemade pickles and local apple cider|
|Lots of dipping|
|She's saying mmmm...|