My little boy turned 6 months old on Tuesday and had his vaccines the same day. He had 4 shots in total, and the intensity of the pain caused him to have what is called a "breath holding spell". In short, he passed out. He came back very quickly but was very fussy for 48 hours after that.
The challenge I am facing is that he is now completely refusing the bottle. He is EBF during the nights and weekends, and takes anywhere from 13-15 ounces while I am at work for 10 hours. I am extremely stressed and upset and not sure how to get him back on the bottle. The maximum my nanny has managed to get in is 7 ounces in a 10 hour period and that too under duress. He has been feeding extra at night to make up.
I am particularly worried as I travel on work for 3 nights in a week's time, and I am not sure how to get him back to his 13-15 ounces.
I have been told to let him starve during the day and stop solids and that he will eventually come back to the bottle. I plan to do that this weekend, but am wondering if there is an easier way. Is it ok if I give him the bottle, or should it be someone else?
Please help me