Re: Baby won't take bottle! Limits my ability to work
Actually, bottle refusal is a really common problem. I have a friend who actually weaned because of it- she needed to work and her baby would cry all day rather than take a bottle from his dad. The only thing to do is to keep trying- try different nipples, different bottles, different caregivers, diffent milk temperatures- and if you are storing milk in the freezer, taste-test the occasional bottle to make sure your milk doesn't have a lipase issue. (Excess lipase enzyme can cause stored milk to develop a soapy or metallic flavor.)
If you need your baby to take a bottle fairly often, then I do think a daily or at least frequent bottle is a good idea.
Don't be too shocked if your baby takes only 2 oz from the bottle. That's actually an average feeding for a breastfed baby. It's usually only formula-fed babies or breastfed babies who are mostly or exclusively fed with a bottle who take more than that. At a time.
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