15 week old baby refusing bottle during the day only wants to breastfeed

April - posted on 11/27/2008 ( 3 moms have responded )

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Hi my baby is 15 weeks old. I breastfeed at night and we give him bottles of breastmilk during the day. He has been doing this routine since he was 3 weeks old. 2 weeks ago he has refused the bottles during the day. My pediatrican recommeded using a medicine dropper to get the milk in him during the day. This week he has refused the medicine dropper. He has gone the past 2 days without eating anything from 9am until 6pm until i get home from work. I don't know what to do. Now the site of the bottle and medicine dropper put him into a hesterical crying fit. Any suggestions???

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Macy - posted on 06/28/2012

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Oh my god i have the same problem!!!! but im not breatfeeding. He just will not take it. Im going to LOOSE IT!!! i've been battling for over 2 weeks now! its driving me mad. and my Fiance.. haha he doesn't care at all. He is pretty much helpless when it comes to Brayden. He is lazy and barely helps. But i've been doing this solo and im about to just break down. I already have a couple times. I have no idea what is wrong with him. i've tried EVERYTHING you can think of. You name it... i've done it.

Leslie - posted on 02/12/2009

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My sister is having this same problem with her son. Except he will take a bottle from the day care lady, just not from his dad at home. So he ends up going without all day, then nursing like crazy when my sister gets home. He's doing better now though, taking bottles from his dad more often. I think he just prefers the breast. As long as your baby is still eating, I wouldn't worry about it too much. But if you are worried, call your pediatrician and see if they have any more advice.

Shelley - posted on 11/27/2008

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when i was a bubba, my mother had no milk for me at all and had to give me up for 2 weeks coz of the stress of not being able to feed me and not having any milk, i ended up drinking water off a teaspoon for that 2 weeks because thats all I would take, but believe me the child will eat when it is hungry enough, just keep trying!

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