Re: Help! Returning to work Monday, 6/12/06. Baby refusing bottle.
jsmom had some very good suggestions.
A few other things to consider:
Don't offer the bottle when she's already screaming with hunger. Try to catch her when she's just starting to get hungry.
You may have to totally leave the house for her to take a bottle.
There are other options to bottles, too. Think about shot glasses, medicine cups, spoons, medicine droppers. Get creative.
However, once baby is hungry, baby will eat. Baby will not allow themselves to starve if food is available.
Expect your baby to want to nurse as soon as you're together Monday evening. Even if she's eating enough to quell the hunger pains during the day, she'll still want to catch up with you that evening.
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