Baby refuses to bottle feed?? Help

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  1. Whatme

    Whatme Well-Known Member

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    If anyone has any suggestions, I've started to pump off a bottle a day, but my baby refuses to drink from a bottle, I've tried avert teats and mam teats, but it's like she has no clue what to do, this makes her very unhappy, to the point of hysterical, i end up throwing the milk away, it's such a waste. I've pretty much done this for 2 weeks now, and still no progress..
    I'm worried about returning to work and her still not taking a bottle, if any one has been in a similar situation? Or has any ideas please.

    She won't have a dummy/pacifier either?? :nope:
     
  2. tidyroom

    tidyroom 1 little princess

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    Hi, I had the same problem. I have eventually managed to get my daughter to take milk from a breastflow bottle which I bought from Mothercare. It did take a few tries to get her to work it properly but now there is no stopping her. I would recommend them to you.

    If it does not work just keep trying. I thought she would never bottle feed!!

    Good luck
     
  3. Whatme

    Whatme Well-Known Member

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    Tidyroom.. Thanks for your advice, I'll be of mothercare first thing in the morning..

    TMI but I've got big boobies, I think all the teats just seem to small for her, I think she misses the big boob to grab on to.. Lol.
     
  4. DarlingMe

    DarlingMe Well-Known Member

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    My LO won't take a bottle from me. He chokes, flights, sputters, and cries. However if OH or someone else gives it he does not act like that. I was trying all sorts of bottles and then OH fed him one in like 2 minutes. Turns out he was just refusing it. Sometimes warming the bottle teat under warm/hot water may encourage her until she gets used to it.
     
  5. smillar

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    I have been trying to get my little girl to take a bottle for about 4 weeks now and have tried several different bottles without success. I dont want to tempt fate but she has just taken 2oz (like you I was wasting milk so only expressed that much to try) using a nuk bottle. Hopefully when I express more tomorrow she will take it!
     
  6. Ashley2189

    Ashley2189 Mommy to a sweet toddler

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    i recommend breastflow bottles. they are awesome!
     
  7. Vixie

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    im still trying, she happily puts the bottle in her mouth but cant quite figure out how to suck she just chews the end and laughs at me because she thinks it fun lol. Been trying for aaaages she used to take the odd bottle when she was around 3-7 weeks old she now knows that booby is best! I hope she might get the hang of it before i get back to work :) x
     
  8. AnonymousLady

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    I had the same problem she just didn't know what to do with the bottle it was so infuriating. Last night I read about the bottles called Dr Brown I ran out to Tesco leaving baby with DH and grabbed one, came in pumped some milk off and gave it a bash.....She took it FIRST TIME. I was utterly amazed that it was instant success. They are fantastic. She been taking the bottle ever since. Only a couple times she kept turning her head to my boob but i would put the bottle there in as if it was my boob and she would go straight back on it. www.bestbottle.com
     
  9. Whatme

    Whatme Well-Known Member

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    I think it may just be a case of persevering then, hopefully she will begin to accept the bottle in time. I'm going to try her with one in the morning, I always try in the evening maybe this will help?
    Thanks for the advice, glad it's not just us. :)
     
  10. Acorn

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    Are you giving her the bottle? I have read that it works much better if someone else does it. Baby associates you with your boob and it causes confusion when you give her the bottle. Maybe try having someone else give it? That may not be the issue, but it's worth a shot!
     
  11. patch2006uk

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    Forget bottles, wait a fortnight and give LO a sippy cup. No risk of nipple confusion, same jaw action as BFing-can be done from 3 months. Either a free flow spout or a doidy cup would work best :)
     

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