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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27-11-2013 09:04 #1
Refusing EBM from a bottle. Help!
27-11-2013 09:07 #2Senior Member
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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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27-11-2013 09:41 #3
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 :-)
27-11-2013 11:08 #4Senior Member
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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.
27-11-2013 11:18 #5Senior Member
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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.
27-11-2013 11:19 #6
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
27-11-2013 11:20 #7
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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27-11-2013 12:13 #8
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!
27-11-2013 13:00 #9
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