Not sure what else to do here. No one has seemed to be able to help us and i'm worried DD2 who is 6.5mths is not thriving
We've been trying to introduce the bottle since she was 8 weeks old with absolutely zero success. We have spent hundreds of dollars on different teats/bottles and other feeding equipment and she's not sucking on any of them. Before you suggest different techniques we've tried them all too. Have also been to speech path. who haven't been able to help either.
Well time came and i had to go back to work so DD2 started child care on Monday and i really had hopes that because she was going to be away from me she would accept the bottle more readily. Picked her up from child care after 8hrs and she hadn't had any milk. The child care girls tried and tried but DD2 would not suck. I figured day 2 might be better...nope, day 2, 3, 4 and 5 went by and she still wasn't sucking. To make matters worse she's not getting any milk from me because i'm almost dried up completely.
So i've been worried sick about her and have been trying to fill her up with solids but she's only 6mths old so she should still be getting the majority of her food from milk/formula which she isn't.
She's not wetting her nappies either....she does do poo poos and the times when i do find her nappy wet i wouldn't even call it a decent wee...you can barely tell the difference between her nappy and a new one (weight-wise). I try to offer her formula on a teaspoon but the majority of it spills out and she doesn't swallow.
Who else can help me? I'm so desperate for help i'm willing to do anything at this point to get her to take a bottle