baby won't take bottle

Elizabeth - posted on 05/06/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )

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I'm going back to work in june and i can't get my 7 month old baby to take a bottle. I've tried a bunch of different nipples/bottles, I've tried 7 different types of formula, I've tried breast-milk, juice, water. i've even tried using cups. she won't take it from other people either. if i could avoid going back to work i would but we need the money, is there anything else i can try?

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Tina - posted on 05/06/2009

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Try having someone give her a bottle with you out of the house. If you are there they can sense that and know that you aren't really gone so why eat from someone else when you are still present. the only way my daughter would take a bottle from her dad is when I left and she couldn't "smell" my presence if you will. It worked for us; I hope you find your way.

Ginger - posted on 05/06/2009

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my youngest would never take a bottle.. she went strait from me to a sippy cup.. I also used the nubby one.. good luck

Jennifer - posted on 05/06/2009

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Both my kids went from breast to sippy cups. I suggest that ones "nubby" to start with. No one says you can't put them right to a sippy cup. That's what I did.

Dimple - posted on 05/06/2009

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I had the same trouble with my 3 month. I used dr brown's bottle..she refused for first 2 days totally than on 3rd day my husband set with her for 6 hours. she was very cranky..cried almost 5 hrs..finally she gave and took the bottle. she still use dr brown's bottle..

Karen - posted on 05/06/2009

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Hi Elizabeth,

a dear friend of mine asked me look after here 61/2 month old overnight for her.Mine where out of the nappy and bottle stage by then, but he was breast fed and refused to take a bottle too

I found that holding his head in my hand with his legs in my tummy was so easy, he took the whole bottle no problem, but if i tried to hold him like his mum would when feeding. he got upset and refused.Nice thing is you can distract them by eye contact and talking to them whilst feeding.

Give it a go, hope it help and good luck

karen xxx

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