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    Default Is it possible

    I don't know if this is the right forum, but I'm wondering: Is it possible for baby to be able to switch between bottle and breast? My LO is not eating from her bottle while I am at work. We have tried everything, but she will NOT take the bottle from DH. I nurse her at night and during the day and she takes a bottle from me the 4 days I'm home in the evening, but not the 3 that I am at work. She just doesn't eat. I'm wondering if I have to strictly bottle feed her until she gets the hang of it and then try to go back to nursing and bottle when I'm at work. I really do NOT want to quit nursing her!

    Thanks for your thoughts

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    Default Re: Is it possible

    Yes it's possible

    How old is she? How long are you away from work? Can DH spoon/syringe feed her? Is she old enough to try a cup?

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    Default Re: Is it possible

    DD is almost 5 mos. I don't really want to try the syringe thing, because to me that seems like force feeding and DH doesn't feel comfy with that. I'm not really understanding the sippy cup thing either. Is she too young?

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    Default Re: Is it possible

    Oh yeah and I'm away from her at work for about 5 hours, but she doesn't wake up until I'm home for about an hour so make that 6 hours.

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    Default Re: Is it possible

    Nope, not too young for a sippy, give it a shot. Lots of babies switch just fine. At 5 months I think you really don't need to worry very much about nipple confusion. What do you think Eme?

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    Default Re: Is it possible

    What kind of sippy do I try? I'm not worried about nipple confusion, she knows what she wants and it's the real thing, no imposters!

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    They have these nice slow-flow sippys. When you give it I suggest priming it so it already tastes like milk. I would tell you what kind I bought but its out in the car You want the type that doesn't leak, they have to suck it out, not pour it.

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    Default Re: Is it possible

    Info on alternate feeding methods and how to bottle-feed a breastfed baby ... lots of ideas on those pages.
    Lynn
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