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Thread: Not taking the bottle anymore any advice pls.....=)

  1. #1
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    Default Not taking the bottle anymore any advice pls.....=)

    My son is 9 weeks old and i have been bf since he was born and also giving him a bottle. About 2 wks ago i stopped giving him a bottle for 3 days and know he will not take it at all. I have tryed morning, noon and night and he will not take it. I dont understand, he was doing so well on the bottle and the breast. I dont work so it not that big of a deal i just would like to go out shopping for more than 2 hrs. My husband tryed giving him to the bottle while i have been away for about an hour and he crys and sceams his little head off. He acks like he doesn't know how to use it, he just chews on it. I know that baby sometime will not take a bottle but he's been taking it from the start.. My question is-- Is there any way to get him back on the bottle? If so HOW? I use the advent bottles, should i try something else?

    Thanks so much

    Lindsey







    Mommy to Russell Michal 4-3-07
    Married to the love of my life Casen Michal 2-18-06

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    Default Re: Not taking the bottle anymore any advice pls.....=)

    Hi! What an adorable pic!
    First, big to you... I've never experienced a "bottle strike" myself, but it sounds frustrating! I've searched the forum for some threads I thought might help...

    http://forums.llli.org/showthread.ph...=bottle+strike
    http://forums.llli.org/showthread.ph...=bottle+strike
    http://forums.llli.org/showthread.ph...=bottle+strike
    http://forums.llli.org/showthread.ph...=bottle+strike
    http://forums.llli.org/showthread.ph...=bottle+strike
    http://forums.llli.org/showthread.ph...=bottle+strike

    Moeween found some other websites that might help you:
    bottle feeding: (reluctant bottle feeder)
    http://www.llli.org/FAQ/bottle.html

    alternative feeding methods:
    http://www.kellymom.com/bf/pumping/a...e-feeding.html

    I hope you get some more good advice!
    for 1-1/2 years...and still going!

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    Default Re: Not taking the bottle anymore any advice pls.....=)

    My son went thru the same thing when he was around 3 months.

    I BF excusively for the first 4 weeks and introduced one bottle of EBM a day at around 4-5 weeks.
    All of a sudden, he started to scream at the bottle at around 3 months. He never had issues with the bottle before that, but he would scream if we got the bottle near him.

    We never forced it on him, we would offer it and if he cryed we would take it away. We would try again 10-15 min later and if he screamed again, we'd stop. Then tried again 10-15min later, if he didn't take it after 3-4 attempts I would nurse him and he would be happy. It took a couple of weeks before he accepted the bottle again, but he did take it back.

    Just be patient, and try different things, like warmer/cooler milk, different bottles, be with him or away from him. All babies like different things.

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    Default Re: Not taking the bottle anymore any advice pls.....=)

    My two did the same thing. I have only been able to give one bottle between the two of them in 5 months and that was by letting my dd give it to herself at the dr. office. The dr. suggested introducing sippy cups at 4 mo to see if they would take it that way.

    Good Luck
    Nancy
    Mom to Elijah & Audrey 9/19/06
    Twin GERDlings

    for 21 mo



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