Re: Help- Not Taking the bottle
Alot can change in a month - just because your baby won't take a bottle now doesn't mean she won't take one in a month.
When he's giving her the bottle, are you still in the room, or in the house? She may be refusing it because she knows that you're available. Once you're not an option, she may be more open to taking the bottle.
The person feeding her the bottle should be offering it before she's screaming with hunger, try to catch her when she's just starting to show signs of hunger. Play with positions of holding her, holding the bottle, and holding your clothing while feeding her. Make sure the milk in the bottle isn't too warm or too hot - some babies are really picky about temperature.
If you decide to start using a nipple shield, it may make taking the bottle easier, because they are a more similar shape and texture. You could also be throwing one more thing at her, which will only confuse her more. Is there a way you can get a second opinion on the tongue issues and nipple shields?
If she won't take a pacifier, don't make her. Although the shape is similar to a bottle, it's very different, because no milk comes out of it. However, if she will take a pacifier, but not a bottle, you can get one of those pacifiers made for giving medicine, and use that to fool her into eating. Fill it with milk.
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