how to get baby to take bottle?

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  1. silver_penny

    silver_penny triandem nursing 3 and pg

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    I just started expressing for a "just in case of emergency" situations. My baby is 4 months old and exclusively breastfed. I have no issue expressing ~ I can get 5 ounces easily with my Medela electric breast pump. However, I tried to give him a bottle of EBM this afternoon and he's absolutely clueless about how to use it. How have you moms introduced the bottle successfully? Any advice is greatly appreciated. I would love to be able to go out and enjoy a horseback ride every now and then without worrying if baby is going to get hungry while I'm out. Thanks in advance!
     
  2. venusrockstar

    venusrockstar ~Aspiring Photographer~

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    Bella won't take one. I tried from the time she was 2 months old and gave up when she was 5 months and still refusing. Some babies just won't take a bottle. I tried 6-7 different bottles, different flow nipples, different types of nipples, having other people try feeding her and nothing. She won't have it. Anytime I put a bottle near her lips, she starts screaming more.

    I've given up and have just been using a regular drinking cup. It's a bit messy, but she will drink from it. I've tried 2 different sippy cups too, but she doesn't do anything but bite on them...lol
     
  3. mystika802

    mystika802 Well-Known Member

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    Charlie refuses to take one from me, or if Im in the room lol
    I get a good laugh at him, when I leave the room he will take it fine from daddy lol. He just leaves it to sit in his mouth until he figures it out lol
     
  4. meandu

    meandu Well-Known Member

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    Nuby silicone spout cups are good, Keagan just plays with a bottle, but drinks well from these.
     
  5. kelly29

    kelly29 Guest

    still trying lol lo is not keen really like boobs too much ;) x
     
  6. eeyore007

    eeyore007 New Mummy to Frances

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    lottie-xx Mum of 1 DD and pregnant

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    Iv noticed my baby plays with it and gets a bit confused but I Tap it on her bottom lip and then wiggle it about side to side and finally she sucks it. She stops sometimes an spits it out but she will drink it coz she's hungry and I have a sore nipple so she has no choice if she's emptied the other lol. I use tommee tippee bottles. I think if ur determined and willing to listen to the screaming till they give in and there hungry then eventually they will take it. Xx
     
  8. vaileasmama

    vaileasmama Well-Known Member

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    this is us!!!
    i will eventually have to go back to work, so am hoping this cup business is the deal breaker..
    good luck - i think some babies get it, some dont x
     

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