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    Default Re: What Do You Do When They Won't Take A Bottle?

    I get using the slow flow nipples, and bottles that they have to work at like the Breastflow to avoid nipple confusion. However, IMO if that won't work, you could try an easier bottle/nipple at least to get started. We tried the harder ones(didn't work) went for an easier one(did work) then worked into a Dr. Browns
    I'm so sorry you are having a hard time. It's just because you have done such a good job of nursing your DD, she just loves you mama
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    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*proudmommy View Post
    I get using the slow flow nipples, and bottles that they have to work at like the Breastflow to avoid nipple confusion. However, IMO if that won't work, you could try an easier bottle/nipple at least to get started. We tried the harder ones(didn't work) went for an easier one(did work) then worked into a Dr. Browns
    I'm so sorry you are having a hard time. It's just because you have done such a good job of nursing your DD, she just loves you mama
    Good point. The bottles that NICU's put babies on are pretty fast. Nolan was not only able to learn to BF after those, but now his bottles are a slow flow.
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    Hmmm...we'll see. I'm at my wit's end.

    Lisa, thank you. She does love her mama and I am just busting with love for her.

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    Have you had any luck?
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    We didn't try a bottle yesterday and I'm going to be alone with her today so while I don't expect her to take one, I'll try. I just have to find time to pump it for her.

    Thanks for checking in. I'll keep you all posted.

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    No go on the Breastflow. I'm just gonna hope I don't have to be away from her until she starts solids, though a movie would be nice.

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    How about any of the alternatives? Cup? Eyedropper? Tried those yet?
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    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*buff24 View Post
    Also wanted to mention, we used the Playtex nursers with disposable liners and DD seemed to like them just fine. We used the slow flow, "natural latch," latex nipples on the bottles when we were first starting out. This starter kit for Playtex bottles comes with various types of nipples, some latex, some silicone, an orthodontic shaped one, fast flow, slow flow, etc. http://www.toysrus.com/product/index...ductId=2408965
    The Playtex nursers with the natural latch LATEX nipples is all that Joey will take.

    This is just a thought here...do you have OALD or a fast flow? I have an extrememely OALD and Joey REFUSED to take a slow flow nipple. She's been on the fast flow nipples since 8 weeks. I know you're not "supposed" to do that...but its the only way she'd take a bottle. Maybe that's worth a shot?
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    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*lsksam View Post
    How about any of the alternatives? Cup? Eyedropper? Tried those yet?
    Well, I'm not sure how those would work for the nanny who has to run after K as well. But we'll see.

    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*Leslie View Post
    The Playtex nursers with the natural latch LATEX nipples is all that Joey will take.

    This is just a thought here...do you have OALD or a fast flow? I have an extrememely OALD and Joey REFUSED to take a slow flow nipple. She's been on the fast flow nipples since 8 weeks. I know you're not "supposed" to do that...but its the only way she'd take a bottle. Maybe that's worth a shot?
    Should I try that? I do have OALD and she's mastered it but will that work?

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    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*mothersky View Post


    Should I try that? I do have OALD and she's mastered it but will that work?
    As long as she is only getting a bottle occasionally I can't imagine at her age that it would be a problem. I tried all the different bottle nipples when I was trying to find one for my preemie. Some of them like the Breastflow are HARD to get the milk out. That's great if your baby will do it, not much help if they won't
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    *Emily Grace 12-13-06.weaned with at 3 1/2
    *Abigail 9-12-08 born at 28 weeks 2lbs 13oz-Now my 2 year old nursing chunky monkey
    Nursing after a 12 week stay in the NICU





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