Cheryl - posted on 12/06/2010 ( 3 moms have responded )
My four month old daughter is exclusively breastfed. I have been trying since she was 6 weeks old to get her to take a bottle (of either breastmilk or formula). but she want's nothing to do with either in a bottle. I was supposed to go back to work in September but haven't been able to. I haven't even been able to get a night out with my husband. She has been fed on demand since birth. I have talked to the doctor and talked to other mom's who have breastfed and I have also talked to the La Leche League in my area about ways to get her to take a bottle and I have tried all of the advise but she still don't want it. I have tried different kinds of bottles and nipples and also sippy cups but she doesn't want anything. She will latch with no problems to me. I'm looking for other ideas or something that might work. I really need to go back to work and I work about 30 mins from home so i can't come home on breaks to feed her. Also, we went to the Dr. today for her 4 month check up and she gave me the okay to start solids when I think she is ready. Do you think if I start her on solids that would help her so i could go back to work. And also I have a 4 year old and it's really difficult to spend time alone with him when the baby won't let someone else to feed her. I'm really desperate for help! Any advise is appreciated. And Thank you in advance!