Bottle feeder

Vinischa - posted on 02/07/2014 ( 3 moms have responded )

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I am not a mom yet but im aupairing for my fiances brothers little girl. Im currently studying early child development and psychology. I need help from moms with this problem i have. I love this baby like my own and im also her educator shes 16 months of age and i cant seem to get rid of her bottle. Her mother has no interest in what i have to say. Bekka ( the baby) drinks more than a litre of first growth milk A NIGHT!! And i cant control what happens at night. I got her of the milk during the day. I did introduce her to the sippy cup and she can drink out of it but does not prefer it at all. I did try not giving her a bottle the entire day and only a sippy cup and it went great but i cant seem to break the habbit of her walking around with the bottle in her mouth and not going to sleep unles she has a bottle. I did speakwith the mother and she told me she knows whats best for herchild we dont get along and dissagree about beckas education i realy dont want to go behind her back and change things she is after all the mother but im worried about this little girl.

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Vinischa - posted on 02/09/2014

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The thing is i dont want to leave the girl because i will never see her and i care about her alot. I just think it is unhealthy for her, she doesnt want to eat real food, she is very constapated so much that she cries when she wats to do number 2 and when she gets it out is very hard and she bleeds i consulted a pediatrician about this. The mother puts baby porage in her milk at night and she wakes up a lot for her bottle. I dont want to leave because im scared of what will happen to her. Im realy trying to reach her milestones for her age and the bottle for me is a concern aswell as her diet.

Sarah - posted on 02/07/2014

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There is not much you can do. You are not the parent, so unfortunately if the parents don't want to change things there is not much you can do. You can keep working with her during the day not allowing the bottle and using only the sippy cup. If you and her mom don't agree on many things this may not be the right place for you. As the baby gets older this is only going to get more difficult. Just as the mom is making a decision to not take your suggestions you also have to make the decision if you want to stay knowing that you both are on different pages and that may not change throughout your time with them.

Candella - posted on 02/07/2014

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Just give her a cup every 5 mins and that will help I have a 16 months girl too

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