From breast to bottle...tips?

Samantha - posted on 07/23/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )

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I have been breastfeeding for about 3 months now. I love it because it's very comforting to my baby but I want to introduce her to the bottle for when we go out in public I would like to use the bottle rather than breastfeeding. Does anyone have any tips on how I can get her used to the bottle? I hae tried a few times but she really doesn't like it or take it.

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Gwen - posted on 07/23/2012

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With my daughter, I first tried Avent bottles which totally gagged her! After that I found some generic bottle that had this much smaller and shorter nipple. Even with that, I could only put the very tip of it in her mouth or she gagged. It took a good week or so before she'd drink more than 1-2 oz. from a bottle. Eventually, she adjusted and we were able to try other types of bottles.

I breastfed her morning, evening and night. She took bottles of breast milk I'd frozen (and later formula) to daycare.

Dove - posted on 07/23/2012

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My advice would be to get used to breastfeeding in public, but I know that's not the answer you are looking for here.

I don't have bottle feeding experience, so good luck!!! :)

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