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    Default 5 month old wont take a bottle...help!

    DD is exclusively breast fed and won't take a bottle. I've tried a few different teats and today I even caved in and bought a $30 medela calma bottle! It was unsuccessful she won't latch.

    I'm supposed to be going into work for half the day tomorrow for training. What am I going to do?

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    Can someone bring her in for you to feed? Would she take milk from a cup or sippy cup?

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    No our car is in the smash repairs for the week so we only have the 1 car until its fixed.

    I tried a syringe she spat it out

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blossompossum View Post
    Same thing happened with my first 2 babies. I find the only way to get the to take a bottle is not give them the breast.

    Now with my third baby I occasionally express just so she gets the hang if using a bottle.

    Good luck
    Do you mean you had to completely stop breastfeeding all together? Or just not offer breast until they take the bottle?

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    If it's just for half a day can you bring her with you to the training and then work on the bottle later.

    My DS2 refuses to take a bottle from me but will happily take it from other people when I'm not here. Are you giving it to her or is someone else?

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    I've tried, DH has tried and my mum has tried.

    I can't take her with me because ill be with patients.

    I am so worried and upset.

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    This happen with my DD i was trying for months and months and brought so many bottles/ teats/ sippy Cups etc and nothing worked. I was so nervous but to my surprise and I'm still surprised 2 months on. she took the bottle for the family daycare mum the first day!!! and still does but if hubby or myself try at home she refuses. They are clever!! lol I also feed my daughter to sleep and was worried about that but she goes down fine for her. Different environment and mums not there! She will be fine trust me! Especially if its half a day. I'd just give her a feed or a top up before you drop her off.
    Good luck! Xx

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    This sounds like my dd a few months ago. We used to give her a bottle but stopped for a few weeks and she then flat out refused to take it. The only way I could get her to take it again was to trick her by giving her breast for a bit then detach her and put the bottle in. Since then she has taken it no problem. We just make sure we give her a bottle occasionally so she doesn't 'forget' how to take it

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    Have you tried not being there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRedV View Post
    Have you tried not being there?
    Yes my mum had her for me and she refused to drink her bottle, just cried herself to sleep


 

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