Teaching baby to take bottle again...

Jo - posted on 09/08/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )

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My baby took the bottle (expressed milk), up until about 10 weeks. When she started sleeping through the night- we stopped feeding her with a bottle (she was only being fed with a bottle for her middle of the night feed).



Now we would like to feed her with a bottle for one feed during the day, however when we try to feed her a bottle now, she won't take it, spits it out or gags. Any ideas on re-teaching her to take the bottle???

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Jennifer - posted on 09/08/2009

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The fact that you said she's gagging sometimes makes me wonder if the flow is too fast for her- maybe try a slower flow nipple or like others have said maybe try a different shape. My daughter was highly picky about the shape of her bottle nipples- she'd only take one style for the longest time. If we tried anything different, she'd get mad and spit it out. Just be patient- she'll eventually come back around.

Candice - posted on 09/08/2009

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try different nipple shapes. and depending how old she is now, you may want a faster flow nipple, the speed may be annoying for her.

Stephanie - posted on 09/08/2009

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have you tried different types of teats? not just different flows butdifferent shapes, my littl eone wouldn't drink out of bottles at all so i used cups with a straw first then cups with a spout an then finally i got my little one to start using a bottle with the tommee tippee wideneck bottles and teats as they are similar size to the breast.

Stephanie - posted on 09/08/2009

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have you tried different types of teats? not just different flows butdifferent shapes, my littl eone wouldn't drink out of bottles at all so i used cups with a straw first then cups with a spout an then finally i got my little one to start using a bottle with the tommee tippee wideneck bottles and teats as they are similar size to the breast.

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