Andrea - posted on 02/10/2009 ( 10 moms have responded )
Hi. My daughter is about 5 1/2 months, will be 6 months on the 28th. I've tried pumping ever since she was 6 weeks and haven't been successful. At first, I would save the one ounce I could get each time, and after a few weeks, I would have enough to feed her a feeding or two. At that point, she took a bottle no problem. Since then, however, pumping became even more difficult, and I finally gave up, because it was exhausting me and because her feedings are bigger, so it takes forever to get enough for just one feeding. Now that she is a little older, I feel like if I gave her a little formula here or there so I could get a break, it'd be okay. Problem is, NOW, she won't take the bottle. She screams and cries. Even if I give it to someone else to feed it to her, she gets upset, whether I am there or not. But as soon as I give her the breast, she's fine. I don't really want to give up on this, because I would really like to get a break now and then, but I'm not sure what to do. Any suggestions??