expressed bottle

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  1. charlottefran

    charlottefran Well-Known Member

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    so i gave katie her first expressed bottle yesterday or at least tried she hated it bless her had a complete look of disgust on her face lol she was like what are you doing feed me properly, i think it is the teat that she has a problem with she just doesnt know what to do with it its the tomee tipee ones supposed to be closer to nature, how many attempts did it take people? i dont want to give her expressed bottles all the time would just be nice to have that option. i dont want to waste the milk either takes agaes to get it off its like gold milk lol. Any suggestions?
     
  2. dacosta

    dacosta Well-Known Member

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    i would keep trying every couple of days; make sure he can taste the milk on the teat. mayb e try her half way through a feed so she's not ravenous but is still hungry.
     
  3. lucilou

    lucilou Cooking again!

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    we have had trouble getting H to take a bottle too, I know what you mean about not wanting to waste precious milk, so I kept trying with just 2oz at a time then fed him the usual way afterwards. At first he would scream and not take the bottle at all, then he went through a stage of sucking some and then spitting it out, so not really taking much at all, then he would take a wee bit, now we are up to him taking 4oz, and we will keep increasing the quantities now we know it's less likely to be wasted. I try every 3 or 4 days, I don't seem to get the chance to pump much more often than that!

    I found a good trick was to give him the bottle while in his bouncy chair - it's about the right angle and it stops him trying to pull at my clothes and find his own way to the booby! I also made sure I was trying at a time he was most calm - for us mid to late morning to make sure he's not too tired and no too hungry. Still not tried to do a night feed with a bottle, I think he would miss the comfort factor, but we will see.

    I think you just have to keep trying...


    by the way, we have has the best luck with the TT CTN bottles...
     
  4. littlestar

    littlestar Proud Mum to a Little Boy

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    have you tried letting someone else do the bottle feed?

    he can obviously smell the fresh milk on you and it can frustrate them. the first few bottles we did hubby fed them.
    he now has one bottle of EBM every night to keep him in the habit of taking a bottle.
     
  5. becstar

    becstar Sleep is for the weak

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