I need advice on how to get a 10 week old to take a bottle

Alicia - posted on 01/29/2013 ( 1 mom has responded )

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My baby is 10 weeks and will not take a bottle. I have to go back to work soon and I am so nervous that she will never take it. Does anybody have any advice? We are getting desperate!!!!!

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Rosandra - posted on 01/29/2013

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First, don't panic, exclusively breast fed babies like to nurse. My suggestion is have someone else try to give the baby a bottle when she is pretty hungry due for a feeding but not loosing her mind with hunger. Try to be not in the area so she cannot smell you or your milk. The milk being warm helps too as babies who nurse are not used to cold milk. Also experiment with different nipples too as some babies have a preference for one or another. This is just my two cents for what it is worth from a mother of 5 and a pediatrician. Good luck.

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