I'm at my wits end at the moment and stressed out over getting Dd2 (3.5mths) to take a bottle.
I love breast feeding and am pretty proud that I've done it this time and have continued however right at this point in time I need a break of a few hours plus I am returning to work soon so need to get this sorted.
I am beginning to resent bfing because I constantly have a baby attached to my boob or needing a huge amount of attention for the most part of the day which is affecting Dd1.
It may sound horrible but I need just a few hrs where I can drop both kids off to my mums and go shopping or have a coffee or come home and sleep.
Does anyone have any suggestions?
We have tried avent bottles with fast and slow teats, mam bottles with different flows, medela calma, generic teat to go with medela bottles, someone else feeding while I'm having a shower, me feeding it, distraction, doing it while she's happy, waiting till she's hungry. Im running out of ideas
When she gets upset I make sure i distract her for a while before offering boob so she doesn't make that connection of bottle refusal = boob.