Taking a bottle

Beth - posted on 07/05/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )

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So, my 3 month old has been solely breastfed but I wanna pump and be able to give her a bottle just in case I have to go away for a few hours or even just to get some alone time with my hubby while she stays with Grandparents, etc. Problem being, she only like flesh in her mouth! LOL, no soothers, no bottles, nothing. I'm lucky if i can get her to eat an ounce out of a bottle and I try every day. Any methods, ideas, bottles/nipples that might help? I love that she's so attached to me but I need to know that I can get out once in a while too!

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Beth - posted on 07/06/2009

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I was told that the playtex ones were best and i'm trying that now but she still doesn't like it... thanks for your help ladies! Tammy, if you discover anything let me know and i will do the same!

Stephanie - posted on 07/06/2009

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Quoting Kelly:

i breatsfeed my son till he was 6 weeks old, the i went to the playtex drop in bottles, they are the most like the breast, and then i have now switched to the playtex ventair advanced, both are the wider, more natural nipple.....i had luck with those....hope they work for you.....good luck



I did the same thing!  I have tried Gerber, Evenflo, Medela... but my son, after being breastfed for 4 weeks, has always preferred the playtex nipples.  I use the Playtex drop-ins and the wider, latex nipple really is as close to an actual nipple as a bottle gets!  If you don't like latex, they also make a silicone nipple that fits the drop-ins and the ventairs.  Good luck!

Kelly - posted on 07/06/2009

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i breatsfeed my son till he was 6 weeks old, the i went to the playtex drop in bottles, they are the most like the breast, and then i have now switched to the playtex ventair advanced, both are the wider, more natural nipple.....i had luck with those....hope they work for you.....good luck

Tammy - posted on 07/06/2009

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i'm going through the same thing. whenever i go to work or school, my 6 month old refuses the bottle until she's starving, and sometimes she even refuses it then. there have been days where i have to be gone for 10 hours at a time, and she'll only drink 4 ounces during that time. its heartbreaking and frustrating, but she's healthy and on track for height and weight. it has seemed to help a bit if i'm gone regularly, when i work a few days in a row she's better with the bottle by the 2nd or 3rd day. i've tried all sorts of bottles, none seem to make a difference. if you find anything that helps you, let me know, otherwise maybe we'll just have to get through the frustrating hard part of knowing that the baby will survive and thrive even if they go through a few hours without mommy.

Lynlee - posted on 07/05/2009

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It's supposed to be a good age to start babies learning to drink from bottles but it can take a bit of time and some babies never catch on. Our son took quite a few tries before he would suck from a teat. Once he realised that the milk tasted good, he got the idea.

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