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  1. #1
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    Default Bad habit?

    I returned from my 7 month maternity leave last week and my son will not take a bottle of pumped milk. Most days I have driven to the babysitter's house during my lunch to nurse him so he won't starve. As work gets busier I know I won't be able to do this every day. Am I setting my baby up? Should I stop? I think he's lost some weight even though I try to make up for it at night.

    Big Brother born 2/2009
    Little Brother born 1/2011

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    Default Re: Bad habit?

    He's big enough that he might be willing to drink from a little cup the sitter helps him with. Is he doing any solids yet?
    Teal

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    Default Re: Bad habit?

    I agree. Try a cup or a sippy instead of the bottle. Or just be persistent and patient with the bottle. He might just need time to catch on. It took Gavin a long time to accept a bottle and for the longest time he would take one from Grandma or Granny but not Daddy. Mainly because daddy didn't have the patience to sit there calmly and reoffer frequently.

    How often is the babysitter trying with the bottle? Has she tried holding him in different positions or letting him hold the bottle himself?
    Amanda
    Formerly: baby-blue-eyes

    Canadian Mum to Naomi Born 03/17/08 and has a dairy allergy we are hoping she will outgrow. Nursed for 1 year
    And Gavin Born 01/13/10. 22 months, still nursing and already determined to find every possible way of giving me a heart attack with his dare devilishness

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    Default Re: Bad habit?

    did you check to make sure your expressed milk doesn't have a lipase issue?
    DD#1 July 1986 VB
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    Default Re: Bad habit?

    He's not very interested in a cup either, but we keep trying. My milk doesn't smell or taste funny to me so I don't THINK it's lipase. Would that be pretty obvious?

    Big Brother born 2/2009
    Little Brother born 1/2011

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    Default Re: Bad habit?

    Hang in there! Keep trying!
    Kristin

    Momma to Benjamin, we recently made it nursing to age 2!!!!

    Benjamin born 9-17-09

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    Default Re: Bad habit?

    maybe try cereal while you are away? At 7 months he should be old enough. good luck!!

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