My 5 month old daughter loves the breast and cries at the sight of a bottle. She was taking an occasional bottle up until about 4 months old but now seems like she doesn't know what to do with it. I have an abundant supply of milk so I express and store it for a rainy day. My husband has been trying to give her a bottle daily for the last few weeks as its my birthday on the weekend and I was hoping to have a day off breastfeeding for my own sanity. I don't want to sound selfish but I feel like I've lost my identity, my only purpose is to feed my child. I love the bond we have through breastfeeding but I would also like to take a little break.
We have tried multiple bottles, sippy cups, dream feeding, different teats, different temperatures, different people giving it to her, letting her play with the bottle, just about everything I've found to try and she continues to refuse. We went out a week ago and my mum managed to give her 50mls (with difficulty) but we've had no luck since then.
I just need some advice or even reassurance that she'll eventually take a bottle.