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    Default 14 week old won't take bottle

    My dd took a bottle of ebm with no problems until 8 weeks. Now she will only take the boob. I have tried hubby feeding, feeding her in her bouncer, water in the bottle, closer to nature bottles. Nothing has worked. She just plays with the teat then pushes it away, once she is really hungry she screams.
    The problem is she feeds every 2 hours so I can't even go to the hairdresser without her now! I'd love to start yoga again but she'll need a feed while I'm out.
    At what age could I try a sippy cup? I've heard some mums skip thr bottle and the sippy cups work. Is there another option??? This could be a problem long term.

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    Quote Originally Posted by missie_mack View Post
    Try a soft sippy cup, they can be introduced at any age and are usually recommended for breastfed babies as teats can confuse a baby on how to suck on them (because it works different to the breast)
    Do you know what brands have them? I've not seen these. There is a baby nurse at my local chemist on Tuesdays though so I might see if they have them. Thanks!

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    So theydidn't have the nuk at my local store so I got a tommee tippee miomee one. It has the option of a soft and hard teat.
    She wasn't interested though. Like the bottle she bit the top for a bit and then pushes it away with her tongue, then eventually her hands. Not sure what to do now!! She won't take water in it either.

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    I have battled this.
    DS will now take the nuk sippy cup during the day with me there. Although if I am not there, he happily takes a bottle.
    I hid in the bathroom and DH have him the bottle, he was hungry and tired and just took it. If he knows I am there, he will refuse the bottle.

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    Same problem. DD takes it if I sit her in a bouncer and sing too her. But only about half the time. Can't leave her anywhere or have dinner out ect
    might give the dippy cup idea a go as was suggested to me in another thread I posted. I tried the medela calma which is up posed to be most like a breast in that it only flows milk when sucked ; it's a weirdly hard teat though and DD was like WTF!?!?

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    Try a pigeon Y cut teat.
    The milk only flows if they suck rather than a constant flow.
    My almost 5mth old has one bottle a day & i use these. Used them with both my girls too with success

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    My son had bottle EBM from birth and then around 12w refused bottle. We can get him to drink it only if he's busy watching tv while drinking. Otherwise he screams and wants boob. Nipple cream (moo goo) worked on the teat for a few days.
    Went away for the weekend and forgot to bring a teat so bought a 4m sip cup from target and after chewing on it for 10min he drank 50ml.

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    Good luck. I hope she goes back to the bottle, but maybe she has decided what she prefers.
    My DD1 only took a bottle form 4 days old - complete breast refusal.
    DD2 completely refused the bottle till 6.5 months! Success was only with formula and only with pigeon teats until she got much older.

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    Sorry to highjack the thread but I'm experiencing the same thing and need help too! My ds used to take a bottle quite regularly and seemed to really enjoy it. But now he is refusing. It was my hubby who tried giving him the bottle, and I wasn't home. FYI, this is the first time we've tried giving him a bottle since going up a teat size, could this be the problem? Do you think he prefers the other teat? I'm going to try a sippy cup, fingers crossed!


 

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