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    ....it did not go well tonight. I went to the store, mike stayed with Sam and the bottle and I came home to a pissed off DH, and a screaming starving baby . Any tips? We used a breast flow bottle, I tried a Medela as well and he choked and just chewed the nipple. He has to be able to feed from a bottle as I have to return to work soon.
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    Try the Playtex drop ins with the natural latex nipples. These ended up being the only ones DD will take. I tried many different kinds of bottles (Breastflow, Avent, Born Free, Adiri, Tommee Tipee, Medela, Nuk, etc...) since I hated the idea of a disposable system, but eventually gave in.

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    Keep trying different types. Kaitlyn only used the Breastflow a few times before refusing it. We ended up using Playtex Drop-Ins with the silicone Natural Latch nipple because others on the forums had said they had success, and that's what we ended up using the rest of the time she took a bottle. Jackson has taken it also with no fussing.

    ETA: Posted at the same time as above.
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    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*wdsmom View Post
    Try the Playtex drop ins with the natural latex nipples. These ended up being the only ones DD will take. I tried many different kinds of bottles (Breastflow, Avent, Born Free, Adiri, Tommee Tipee, Medela, Nuk, etc...) since I hated the idea of a disposable system, but eventually gave in.
    Us too. Exactly this.

    Truth be told though, Levi took a bottle from about 2 months to 6 months but still hated it even when he did take it. DH had to do crazy stuff to get him to take it, like wear him or put him in the bouncer while letting him watch TV. After we moved and I took leave we didn't even bother to give him bottles because he really hated them. He regularly drank very little while I was at work sometimes as much as 11 hours but somehow everybody survived through it.

    I guess my point is that even if he doesn't ever take a bottle well, he will make up for it when you're home and you'll both make it through.
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    Reverse cycling makes me wanna
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    Ok so silicone vs. Latex.....what is the difference


    Also can I use my lansinoh bags or do I have to use the drop in bag?
    Mommy to Maxwell 10-9-07 weaned with love (a party and a remote control monster truck) on his 4th birthday
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    DD had evenflo glass bottles with evenflo natural latex nipples (chosen because they looked and felt like they would be hard work and they were given to me)

    I was luck with both kids, no refusal, no preference and did not "practice" before I went back to work I just drpped them in.
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    I've read that the Lanisoh bags will work, but DH says they leak . I haven't actually tried them myself.

    The latex nipples are tan colored. The texture is a little softer and not as slick as the clear silicone ones. DD will suck on a silicone pacifier like crazy, but when she gets hungry only momma or a latex nipple will do.

    Also, have you tasted the milk to make sure lipase isn't an issue?

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    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*wdsmom View Post
    I've read that the Lanisoh bags will work, but DH says they leak . I haven't actually tried them myself.

    The latex nipples are tan colored. The texture is a little softer and not as slick as the clear silicone ones. DD will suck on a silicone pacifier like crazy, but when she gets hungry only momma or a latex nipple will do.

    Also, have you tasted the milk to make sure lipase isn't an issue?
    No but I smelled it and it smelled fine and my 3 YO drank it after Sam refused it, he just thought it was cows milk
    Mommy to Maxwell 10-9-07 weaned with love (a party and a remote control monster truck) on his 4th birthday
    My Boy 3-16-10
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    Cup feeding

    LOs are smart, they will figure out mama isn't around but a bottle is, they'll be fine at the DCP. Madeline wasn't well-practiced either for DCP, we tried 3 with no real success, but from 9 mos onward she drank from bottles while she was there.
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