breastfeed to bottle feeding

Cristina - posted on 10/09/2009 ( 2 moms have responded )

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how can i train my 2 months old baby to drink in bottle? i was breastfeeding her since she was born and now im planning to go back to work but everytime i feed her in bottle she cries a lot and refuse to suck the nipple. help.

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Lauren - posted on 10/10/2009

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Okayy, I had the very same problem! I first had to find a nipple that was very similar to the breast. I used the brown soft nipples that are actually "shaped like" a breast nipple.. Then you may have to wait until she is very hungry.. and start getting her used to it! It will happen I promise! Then down the road you will run into the problem of not being able to find a sippy cup that has the same soft drinking "spout", so use the softes clear one you can find, and slowly introduce it (again this is what I did) now at 13 months, my daughter has NO problem drinking out of anything I give her :D

Sharon - posted on 10/09/2009

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Try a different bottle and nipple - sometimes helps. Also, she wont accept a bottle from you - when you are around she will want boobs!!! Leave her with someone when she will be getting hungry (you have to at least leave the room, preferably further) and get them to try with her. Good luck!

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