Vicki - posted on 07/27/2013 ( 2 moms have responded )
Okay I need advice.....
My daughter is three months old and I am the maid of honour in my best friends wedding this coming saturday.
My daughter was drinking breast milk from a bottle (once or twice a week since she was two weeks old) but always breast fed. It was planned that she was going to babysat the day/night of the wedding and there is no kids allowed.
I should also mention that the wedding is at the other end of the country so i have already travelled and purchase flights for my whole family.
Three weeks ago the bride suggests i get the baby sed to formula in case i cant pump enough milk before the wedding. My husband gave her a bottle while i was out with formula and she completely refused it.
Now she wont take a bottle AT ALL. We tried the following:
changing bottles x4
changing formula x2 (then completely stopped and reverted to breast milk)
change feeding locations (outside, babysitter pillow, bouncy chair, sitting, lying o n side etc)
We tried distracting her with the tv, ceiling fan and even while she was half asleep.
We tried holding off for a while too
We tried a sippy cup, tylonal syringe, spoon
Letting her play with it etc.
We even tried giving her a pacifier again(still will not take it)
The bride knows about the problem but has not really said anything about it or offered any suggestions.
I am worried, dont know what she thinks or feels and dont know what to do? I am starting to feel frustrated, I cant be expected to just leave my baby with someone under these circumstances right? What do I do?