I am a second time mom and breastfeeder...I did not give a bottle to my first boy because...well I just didn't want to or see the need. With my second boy, I have a MIL who would like to baby sit so my husband and I can go out sometime. My current problem is this: my baby is almost 4mths old and has taken a bottle of expressed milk easily since about 7 weeks. We were giving him a bottle about once a week. The past 4 times we tried, he would refuse, cry, put his tongue against the roof of his mouth so the bottle wouldn't go in...
I have not been ready to leave him with anyone as of recently but last week I went to town for 3 hours and left him with my MIL. He would not eat and waited until I got home.
I have started to introduce a sippy cup just to get used to and play with so I'm wondering if this is the route I should go and just forget the bottle.
I'm also wondering if it's just his sore gums. To top it all off, my pump just broke!
Can any one offer any suggestions...maybe there's something I'm missing???