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    So I tried an open cup. She let the milk run out of her mouth a lot and didn't really swallow but didn't get upset. I tried the medela calma again and she just pushes it out of her mouth with her tongue then gets annoyed as she knows milk is around but not the way she wants it. I also tried the avent teat again. I think I will persist with expressing 30ml a day and trying to give it to her. Someone has recommended the mimijumi bottle so I might get one of those.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gingermillie View Post
    So I tried an open cup. She let the milk run out of her mouth a lot and didn't really swallow but didn't get upset. I tried the medela calma again and she just pushes it out of her mouth with her tongue then gets annoyed as she knows milk is around but not the way she wants it. I also tried the avent teat again. I think I will persist with expressing 30ml a day and trying to give it to her. Someone has recommended the mimijumi bottle so I might get one of those.
    It takes a few goes for cup feeding to work. Same with bottles. You need to persist for a bit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rose&Aurelia&Hannah View Post
    It takes a few goes for cup feeding to work. Same with bottles. You need to persist for a bit.
    Thanks I'll keep trying with the cup too then!

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    I recommend Pigeon narrow neck teats. My bub really liked these. They also fit on the Medela bottles too! Apparently the teats stretch a bit to mimic the nipple. They come in a few sizes too, so you can change to faster as bub gets older.

    Ps my bub found the Medela Calma teats, and the regular Medela teats, too fast.

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    Hello gingermillie we were in the same DIG I have just got my DD to take a bottle of ebm finally!! She is the same age as yours (5 months next week). Persistence is the key and I bought a really expensive bottle and teats. Check out : como tomo bottles, they are made of silicon and nice and soft. They look pretty similar to the much cheaper Closer to Nature teats and bottles but of course my little DD has expensive taste

    I have been breastfeeding every 2-3 hrs during the day too and when we started to offer the bottle (at 4 months) we thought we'd offer it before she was too hungry but she refused it and now we've realised she can go for a much longer period of time before she's actually hungry. At least 3 hrs and up to 4 hrs then she will drink the whole bottle!

    Other tips: get someone else to bottle feed her (DH is a good choice) and you should not be around.

    Don't bottle feed her where u breastfeed her. My DH feeds her in the kitchen in her bouncy chair, away from the couch in living room.

    If she gets fussy don't force it and try again in half an hour when she might be hungrier (but not too hungry that she's cranky and tired).

    Good luck 😊

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    Quote Originally Posted by akakura View Post
    Hello gingermillie we were in the same DIG I have just got my DD to take a bottle of ebm finally!! She is the same age as yours (5 months next week). Persistence is the key and I bought a really expensive bottle and teats. Check out : como tomo bottles, they are made of silicon and nice and soft. They look pretty similar to the much cheaper Closer to Nature teats and bottles but of course my little DD has expensive taste

    I have been breastfeeding every 2-3 hrs during the day too and when we started to offer the bottle (at 4 months) we thought we'd offer it before she was too hungry but she refused it and now we've realised she can go for a much longer period of time before she's actually hungry. At least 3 hrs and up to 4 hrs then she will drink the whole bottle!

    Other tips: get someone else to bottle feed her (DH is a good choice) and you should not be around.

    Don't bottle feed her where u breastfeed her. My DH feeds her in the kitchen in her bouncy chair, away from the couch in living room.

    If she gets fussy don't force it and try again in half an hour when she might be hungrier (but not too hungry that she's cranky and tired).

    Good luck 😊
    Really good advice. My kids would only accept a bottle or cup when are really starving but when I'm around its all the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by akakura View Post
    Hello gingermillie we were in the same DIG I have just got my DD to take a bottle of ebm finally!! She is the same age as yours (5 months next week). Persistence is the key and I bought a really expensive bottle and teats. Check out : como tomo bottles, they are made of silicon and nice and soft. They look pretty similar to the much cheaper Closer to Nature teats and bottles but of course my little DD has expensive taste

    I have been breastfeeding every 2-3 hrs during the day too and when we started to offer the bottle (at 4 months) we thought we'd offer it before she was too hungry but she refused it and now we've realised she can go for a much longer period of time before she's actually hungry. At least 3 hrs and up to 4 hrs then she will drink the whole bottle!

    Other tips: get someone else to bottle feed her (DH is a good choice) and you should not be around.

    Don't bottle feed her where u breastfeed her. My DH feeds her in the kitchen in her bouncy chair, away from the couch in living room.

    If she gets fussy don't force it and try again in half an hour when she might be hungrier (but not too hungry that she's cranky and tired).

    Good luck 😊
    Thanks @akakura I remember you 😊 my DD is 5 months in 2 weeks so not far behind you! This is great advice. My little girl has expensive taste too so that bottle will probably work 😭 I'll check it out. I have been experimenting with her feed times too and She can go longer. I've always fed her by offering every 2hrs thinking that if I load her up during the day she might feed less at night. Today she's gone 3 hours each time easily. I'll get DH to try feed her in a different spot too. We'll get there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JustJaq View Post
    I recommend Pigeon narrow neck teats. My bub really liked these. They also fit on the Medela bottles too! Apparently the teats stretch a bit to mimic the nipple. They come in a few sizes too, so you can change to faster as bub gets older.

    Ps my bub found the Medela Calma teats, and the regular Medela teats, too fast.
    Thank you. I have heard about pigeon but when I looked at them there were so many options I didn't know which one to try!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JustJaq View Post
    I recommend Pigeon narrow neck teats. My bub really liked these. They also fit on the Medela bottles too! Apparently the teats stretch a bit to mimic the nipple. They come in a few sizes too, so you can change to faster as bub gets older.

    Ps my bub found the Medela Calma teats, and the regular Medela teats, too fast.
    Thank you. I have heard about pigeon but when I looked at them there were so many options I didn't know which one to try!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gingermillie View Post
    Thank you. I have heard about pigeon but when I looked at them there were so many options I didn't know which one to try!!
    I think we had bub on the Small size until about 6 months, but i think the Medium are ok from about 3 or 4 months from memory. We had the opposite problem to you, in that DS wouldn't breastfeed and only wanted bottle, so we kept him on slow flow for as long as possible, and fed EBM, in the hope he would directly BF eventually .

    The Pigeon narrow teats were recommended by our LC, and, like i said, fit the Medela bottles i was using for expressing.

    Good luck ☺


 

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