Lacey - posted on 04/18/2013 ( 5 moms have responded )
My daughter is 9 months old and I haven't been able to get her to take a bottle until now, but she will only take it once in a while. I used to love breastfeeding, but now when she wants to suck she pulls my shirt down and when its time to eat she will suck for a couple seconds and want to sit up or roll around except for night time. She will take the bottle one time but the next time i try give it to her she will cry. She's starting to eat a lot more now and breastfeeding gets me exhausted by the time she goes to bed, and then she wakes up twice in the night to eat again. I dont want to breastfeed anymore but I feel terrible when she refuses the bottle and won't eat. I've been told that i am confusing her if i breastfeed her sometimes and give her the bottle other times. I've also been told that if she's hungry enough she will take the bottle and not to breastfeed at all. im not sure i feel comfortable waiting for her to decide that shes starving so she'll take the bottle. Does anyone have any experience with this kind of situation? I am also going back to work soon and when i do breastfeed she will emty both sides and still be hungry.