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    Default Issues getting Baby #3 to take bottle

    DD1 and DD2 took a bottle easily. We never had a moment of nipple confusion. When I needed them to take a bottle of expressed breast milk (which wasn't often), they did.

    DD3 has yet to take a bottle. She flatly refuses. DH is the one giving it to her. I'm not even in the house. We've tried a few different bottles (all of which worked for her sisters). The only thing we haven't tried is fresh pumped (been frozen thawed, like we did for her sisters).

    Is it possible to have a lipase issue with a third child that you didn't have for #1 or #2? Or do we just have to keep spending money on different bottles until we figure this out?

    She'll be 6 months on the 16th. I haven't been away more than 2 hours because of this issue. I really need a break.
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    Default Re: Issues getting Baby #3 to take bottle

    Does she get really upset when you are gone? DS1 took forever to really take a bottle at daycare but he never was particularly upset.

    Have you tasted the milk?
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    Default Re: Issues getting Baby #3 to take bottle

    JMO - I would try fresh pumped for sure. That's what we started with. That may get her to take it and then try pulling a switcharoo with the frozen milk again in a couple of weeks. (We use Playtex Silicone NaturalLatch nipples BTW)
    At least using fresh milk would still allow you out of the house sometimes. You could just pump right before leaving and she'd have the fresh milk to drink. Pumped milk also lasts up to a week in the fridge and retains a lot of the fresh taste that way.

    You might already know these but here are some tips for Offering Your Breastfed Baby a Bottle.

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    Going out to dinner tomorrow night. Probably only 4 hours. I'll nurse her before I go and have fresh milk on hand. Hopefully she won't put the gears to DH too badly.
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    I've tried a couple times to leave a bottle for DS3 when my MIL was watching him for an extended period. Both times, he fussed and carried on so much, that by the time he finally gave in to take the bottle, I was on my way back anyway. Since then, I never bother to leave a bottle. I nurse him right before I leave to go somewhere (we're never on a strict schedule, so it works out), and I can be gone 2-3 hours and he usually goes down for a nap within an hour-ish of my leaving.

    Granted, this wouldn't have worked with DS2 as he would demand to nurse every 1-2 hours and was inconsolable otherwise; but fortunately DS3 has been more patient and laid-back; so even if he's getting a little hungry, he's willing to wait for me as long as someone is holding him and distracting him.
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    Default Re: Issues getting Baby #3 to take bottle

    Yes, you can have lipase for one kid and not for another. I didn't have a lipase problem until I got to #3.
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    Default Re: Issues getting Baby #3 to take bottle

    Taste your frozen milk and make sure.
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    Default Re: Issues getting Baby #3 to take bottle

    What does lipase taste like? I may have this same problem. Baby # 3 won't take bottle! I desperately need a date night with the hubby but can't get away from little miss comfort nurser.
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    I have the same problem my daughter is 7 1/2 months old and she refuses to take a bottle all day at day care and nurses nonstop all night! What do I do??? I need to get her to sleep at night and eat during the day

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    Default Re: Issues getting Baby #3 to take bottle

    try fresh milk and try a sippy or a straw cup. My niece refuses a bottle too but she would do a sippy cup at 3-4 months.
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