Trying to get my baby to drink a bottle

Holly - posted on 04/15/2011 ( 5 moms have responded )

2

5

0

Im going back to work in 2 weeks I am breastfeeding & plan on pumping but I cant get my daughter to take a bottle at all she will gag & sometimes vomit. I have purchased every bottle from the cheap wal-mart to the breastflow bottles. Does anyone have any suggestions Everyone keeps telling me if she is hungry enough she will eat, but she wont and she screams

5 Comments

View replies by

Lise - posted on 04/15/2011

1,738

8

237

Some babies won't drink from a bottle, or will drink just enough to get by... I know it's hard, but I would just keep trying and know it'll work out in the end.

Holly - posted on 04/15/2011

2

5

0

Daddy my mom and other people have tried to give her a bottle. we have tried wrapping a shirt of mine around it thinking she might eat it if she could smell me. I have left the house & came home to a screaming baby & it killed me seeing her that way. When I go back to work I will go feed her on my lunch break but its the in between meals

Lise - posted on 04/15/2011

1,738

8

237

There are other feeding methods you can try. And yes, definitely have someone else give the bottle - leave the house for a bit, and let someone else try it.

Lissa - posted on 04/15/2011

1,047

0

105

Have you tried getting someone else to give her the bottle? Often if a baby is breastfed and Mum tries to give them a bottle they wont accept it. Try letting someone else do it and see if that helps, if it does give her time to get used to it before you attempt to give her the bottle.

Shannon - posted on 04/15/2011

6

0

2

I don't believe that a baby will eat out of anything if their hungry enough. My son is 6/ half months and he won't take a bottle either. I found a great sippy cup that is rubbery at the end and he drinks out of that here and their but, for him I will have to switch completely...he just will not do both. Yours may be that way too

Join Circle of Moms

Sign up for Circle of Moms and be a part of this community! Membership is just one click away.

Join Circle of Moms