Any new mums out there trying to (or just moved from) breast to bottle?
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previous to his sickness, he wasn't overly keen on the bottle, and , even though he was up during the night looking fed, he WOULD NOT take the bottle during the night, but would take some of it during the day. He was almost 10 months when he went off me, and i was back to work at weekends, and his dad found him pining for me.
As for getting him to take the bottle in the first place, I had to hold him close to me, and he would not take it for anyone else for the first 2 or so months.
When he was well enough to feed after his sickness, I think he still had a bit of a sore throat, so possibley the bottle was easier for him to take.
Well I'm glad you got there in the end!
how old is he now? I'd like to try and use your comment, but I'd need a picture of you and Jack, if you have one you can email?
My email's [email protected] or if you have one on your phone I could text you so you can text it over
Fab! Deffo want to use your comment. Can you email me a pic and your details (surname and where you're from)? I'm on [email protected]
I'm desperately trying to get my eight month old daughter to take a bottle after being solely breast fed, as she is starting to get her teeth and keeps biting me.
Can any one give me some advice as i'm at my wits end (and very sore), she just keeps on refusing to take the bottle and i don't know what to do.
have you tried a drinking cup? my children never liked the non-drip ones, as they had to suck harder, but the ones that will spill out if tipped over are good.
give her a bottle (with very little in it) after her breast feeds and let her hold it and chew on it, and she will get used to it. i had to do that with 2 of my children.
Alice is bottle and breastfed (she needs a prem baby formula after each BF to top up). NUK teats are the best to help work WITH BFing. it promotes open mouth and tongue forward. We do need to say "bot bot" if she is sleepy because she will suck too hard and then GAG when the milk from the bottle at full speed. So when we say that she knows to be more gentle with sucking....my girl is smart ♥
Has anyone got any advice I am trying to move my 71/2 month old daughter onto a bottle in preperation for returning to work but she hates it. I have breastfed up until now but did give her the occasional bottle of expressed milk up until she was about 4 months which she used to take okay. I then got a bit lazy and and soley breastfed over the summer and when I came to try her with a bottle again just after she was six months she went bananas!
I have tried a few things:
1) used different types of bottle
2) tried at different times of the day
3) tried to get someone else to feed her
4) tried to feed her in different positions and even while walking around with her
5) tried using expressed milk and formula
6) tried using a sippy cup (which she has the odd mouthful of but wont drink any more than that) - have had more success with just plain water in it.
I am desperate for any help at all - she gets so upset if you try to put a teat in her mouth (at best she might play with it for a bit before screaming her head off).
I feel so bad trying to do this but I really have to get her to take something else - please help!
P.S. I dont think she likes the taste of the formula I have been using (hipp organic) can anyone recommend a better tasting variety?
my son is 17 weeks he is exclusively breastfed
He has had one bottle of expressed milk not sure if is this will help you but i have the breastflow bottles they have double teats which need the suction and compression to work he was fine and even took the bottle off me. he didn't seem bothered at all and went straight back to the breast afterwards. you can also use the bottles without the inner teat to get them used just sucking for a drink