Hi there! I'm writing in hopes to get some advise on how to end my 8 month old son's strike on bottles. He is a breastfed baby but was introduced to bottles of pumped breast milk when he was 2 months old in anticipation of my return to work. He has never taken a bottle enthusiastically, but did well enough with some encouragement. However, over the past several weeks, it has been increasingly difficult to get him to accept the bottle. The past two nights, he hasn't drank any milk while I am at work. I am a nurse and when I work, it is 14 hours that I am away from him and I worry that he will get dehydrated. We have bought more bottles than I can list, but he won't even let us get the nipple near him. He gets quite upset and pushes the bottle away. We have also tried sippy cups, but just as with the bottles, he pushes them away when they get close to his face. His dad has tried holding him in different positions and even wearing my shirts, but baby wants nothing to do with it. Any tips or suggestions are greatly appreciated! Unfortunately, there is no way that I can nurse him on my breaks, so we need to figure something out! I feel like a terrible mother because he is suffering and I don't know how to help him.