A good device I recommend is the Supplemental Nursing System, some midwives will give you the tubes free of charge, mine did. But the one you buy is more easy to use (It's hard balancing a tube into a bottle without it spilling) My trick is to use the Tommee Tippee bottles and insert the tube into that hole you see on on the edge of the teat! this then allows you to put the lid on the bottle and no spillage will happen at all
However this method will only work if you baby actually "Likes" the formula itself...if your baby only hates the bottle then no problem. My baby copes fine with the bottle but hates the formula itself and even the tube device does not fool him, he spits it out lol (I ebf now despite his slow weight gain)
Here is what this device looks like if you buy it, the free one from your midwife will only contain the tubes...use a tommee tippee bottle to do the trick I mentioned above
Ladies thanks so much for your replies, lynz I had a look at that lactaid thinfy... fascinating! I can see how that would work if you needed to improve milk supply or were able to continue bfing longer term and use this as a way to supplement if baby won't take s bottle, bur I'm not sure this would benefit us, as I need Danny to take formula from either a bottle or cup, for when I go back to work . It goes against every feeling in every bone of mt body; I am terribly sad about going back to work, but I have to financially.
As an update I have been trying every few days with various bottles and cups, with both ebm and formula. Still no luck so far, but I think all I can do is persevere. I guess the worst case scenario is he doesn't have any milk in the day and gets by with a breastfeed morning and again at night, when I'm back at work.
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