Debbie - posted on 07/20/2012 ( 39 moms have responded )
My 11 week old daughter will nurse about 10 minutes, then wont nurse on the other breast. She's gaining weight well & has plenty of wet/dirty diapers. I've been pumping at night & early morning when I'm really full, but I don't have time to pump after every nursing session. I'm mainly concerned if this is going to hurt my milk supply (or do I need to pump after every nursing session)? She is so stubborn - if I try & get her to nurse the other breast - she cries & gets mad.
She also refuses a bottle (I'm going back to work the end of august). We started offering her a bottle at 6 weeks (i waited because she had some latching issues). She's sucked from a bottle maybe 5 times total. She gags then gets mad. (I've tried multiple bottles.. we're on the BreastFlow bottle (from First Years) right now. I've tried Avent, Playtex, FirstYears - 2 kinds from First years).
Has anyone had any luck with a LO refusing a bottle?
(Her pediatrician suggested someone, my mother for example, take her for like 8 hours & try to take a bottle).
I can't even be in the house when she does this.
Has this worked for anyone?