From breast to bottle

Shandon - posted on 09/26/2014 ( 2 moms have responded )

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This is my first child and being a military wife and stay at home mom, just putting her on my breast is relatively easier than making a bottle. I'm trying to visit my fault in a few months and I would love to have some alone time with my husband but I cat get her to take a bottle. Any advice?

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Shandon - posted on 09/27/2014

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Thanks :) She will be two months on the 3rd and I'm kinda scared to get her off my breast because of our bond. I know I shouldn't worry but I do...

Chet - posted on 09/27/2014

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Put expressed breastmilk in the bottle, not formula.

Have someone else give the bottle.

Try different types of nipples / bottles , particularly those designed for breastfed babies.

Make sure the milk is the exactly body temperature.

Try a sippy cup instead of a bottle.

Also, try to stay relaxed. If you get stressed out about her not taking the bottle she will feel that stress and could be less likely to take the bottle.

Lastly, it might not be hugely difficult to just work around her nursing schedule, especially if she'll be older and eating solids then. Some 9 month olds are only nursing 4 or 5 times in 24 hours. If she skips one nursing session and just has solids instead you could get 7 or 8 hours. Our second and our forth rejected bottles (our second actually took them as a young baby and then refused them later!). We just worked around it.

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