Colleen - posted on 05/29/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )
I have an eight month old daughter, I have been nursing her and pumping so she can be given bottles while I am away at work. My husband has always been one of the main people to feed her a bottle and suddenly, she will not take it from him! She throws an absolute fit and usually ends up going to sleep! My husband was devastated, to the point of tears, the other night while I was at work because he is trying to help me and take care of things while I am away. He feels so frustrated and, I am sure, a bit rejected.
I was thinking that maybe she was just rejecting the bottle all together and just wanted me to nurse her. Not the case... we had a babysitter on Saturday evening, someone that is newer to our daughter, and she took her bottle just fine. The sitter didn't sit in the same chair as I do to feed her, but my husband has tried everything except hanging from the chandelier and she just won't take it from him no matter what.
Any advice on how to help strengthen this area of the father / daughter bond would be greatly appreciated!!!! I know that the stress he feels leading up to feeding her now isn't helping either... PLEASE HELP!!!!!!