weaning

Karina - posted on 01/25/2016 ( 8 moms have responded )

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my baby is 5 months and is exclusive breastfeed she wont take the formula with no one. ive change bottles and still wont take it. i need advise

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JazzyGirl - posted on 01/28/2016

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You can always pump your breast milk in advance and use that in a bottle. They even have special bottles for breastfed children with softer nipples on them i'm not sure of the name or brand but they're out there. try looking it up, maybe something will show up. If you use the pump handheld works just as good as the electric. I'd just recommend pumping a lot in advance storing it up and freezing it. Breast milk when frozen can last a while. But I've never used it so i'd recommend checking in to see how long it's shelf life is just to be on the safe side. Sometimes the baby won't take the bottle at first they need time to adjust, try rubbing the nipple across there lips every now and then just to get them used to the texture. If they open up to take it in then try it out and see how it goes. This may take a while, but if you keep introducing it to them it might work. Breast milk is a great choice it has lot's of benefits. I hope this helps out some, Good Luck.

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Sarah - posted on 01/28/2016

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Try the Mimijumi Very Hungry bottle, it isn't cheap but i had luck with it.

Karina - posted on 01/28/2016

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no im fixing to call one because nothing seems to work is there any bottle in the market that would help with that ?

Sarah - posted on 01/27/2016

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Between 5-12 months she needs exclusively breastmilk or formula. Solid food introduction is for experimentation and for fun and learning about texture. Somehow you have got to find a way for her to either take formula from a bottle or your milk from a bottle. Have you consulted a lactation specialist for advice?

Karina - posted on 01/27/2016

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i just got the breastflow by the first years and she just plays with it could itbe posible to replace one feeding with solids ? i just got a feeling she wont take the bottle im still going to keep trying everyday thanks for your advise im really trying im so exhausted

Sarah - posted on 01/27/2016

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No, don't add anything to formula, if you can even pump one bottle it may be enough to get her interested in sucking on the bottle. I had luck with the Mimijumi Very Hungry bottle. They are not cheap so, find a used one or buy just one. She may have one or two really hard days, but if you keep going home to feed her she won't ever take a bottle. i know she is just 5 months and you don't want to make her go hungry, but keep trying. Keep experimenting. You will find a way.

Karina - posted on 01/27/2016

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i havent tried breastmilk due to my work schedule i cant pump i go home to feed her she wont take it from my husband or babysitter im going to try the breastflow bottles i think is the flavor of the formula because i warm it up. i ve used so far the avent and tommee tippe bottles and a nuby zippy cup didnt work it is ok to put anything on formula to make it taste better

Sarah - posted on 01/25/2016

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Will she take breastmilk out of the bottle? If yes, then you can mix your milk with formula to make it taste more familiar. Have you warmed the nipple? Breastfeed her a little so she is content and then leave. If she can hear, see or smell you she is going to want only you.

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