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    Default Refusing EBM from a bottle. Help!

    My DD is 14 weeks old. She is fully BF since birth. At 7 weeks old she had about 3 bottles of EBM when I went out with a friend and took it fine. I tried her this week with a bottle and she won't take it! Also tried this morning with a syringe and cup but she got upset.

    I am generally happy to BF but want to go out from time to time with my friends. And then she needs to have EBM.

    Any suggestions about what to do? I am a bit worried I will never be able to leave her!

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    My DD is 12.5mths & still refuses ebm & cows milk as a drink no matter which way its given.
    Just keep trying & hopefully she'll get the hang of it

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    Neither of my girls would take ebm from a bottle either
    It makes it harder to leave them with others but it's not forever :-)

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    I had this issue at around 4-1/2 months. I think DS figured out that there was a difference It only lasted about a week though and I just kept persisting. I didn't have a choice as he was starting day care in prep for my return to work.

    The thing that actually worked the most I think was letting him basically hold the bottle himself (I only supported it). Once he'd done that a couple of times, he seemed to be ok.

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    My second child was the same. I gave up and waited till she was old enough for a sippy cup, and just timed trips around BF till then.

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    Neither of my kids would drink from a bottle either. We tried really hard with DS as I had alot of pain breastfeeding. Things that were suggested to me were:
    - try different bottles, as some babies have a preference about the type of teat
    - vary when you offer the bottle. We had some success offering it when DS was almost asleep, but the LC I saw also suggested trying a dream feed with it or offering when first awake
    - get someone else to offer it while you aren't there
    - vary the position - apparently alot of breastfed babies won't drink from a bottle if you try in the same position you use as when you breastfeed. Maybe try sitting up/in a bouncer

    Good luck!! Both my kids learnt to drink from a sippy cup instead of a bottle

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    My dd wouldnt drink from certain bottles I ended up buyimg the whole shop!! Pigeon worked best now shes on formula and she will only drink from avent bottles lol.

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    Thanks for all the replies. I tried it during a dream feed and also when wide awake. I tried her sitting up and laying down. I bought a couple of different sippy cups today which are suitable from 4 months plus so may give this a try later when I can express more. I feel a bit selfish but I just want a couple of hours out without the kids and some wine! If she's still not accepting EBM who any form in a couple of weeks I will give up and time going out around her feeds!

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    Try www.mimijumi.com.au

    The only bottle my dd will take.

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