Im goin back to work but my baby doesnt dring milk from da bottle what should i do?
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Aja - posted on 01/23/2010
Wean your baby onto a bottle. Try and find one that is most like a nipple and then wait until they are very hungry to offer it with breast milk that you have pumped. Believe me, when they are hungry they will eat whatever they can get. It will probably be hardest for you to resist giving in and giving them the breast
Annie - posted on 01/22/2010
I breastfed my son and he did not like bottles but would take them. After a while he would only have 1 bottle while at the sitters all day. I got a little worried but after talking to the doctor and someone at the La Leche League felt better about it. He was not grouchy during the day, just wanted it straight from Mommy. My son also turned out to be a night feeder so I did take him to bed with me at night and let him feed as long as he desired. I would sleep but was conscious of him. I usually would wake up around 2 or 2:30 am and he would be fast asleep. I would put him in his bed at that time and he would be fine the rest of the night. Although I do not agree with everything La Leche League teaches, I found them to be a valuable help in giving me advice and directing me to books and other resources.
Alison - posted on 01/22/2010
My daughter did not do well with sippy cups when she started daycare at 10 months, but she got breast milk in the morning and at night and meals during the day. She eventually got the hang of it. I would not be worried at all. If anything this is a great opportunity for her to learn!
Roxanne - posted on 01/21/2010
Lukas was 10 months when i had to go back to work and he HATED bottles, seriously would not eat while I was gone. We gave him a cup (with dads help) and problem solved! he would drink the breast milk in a cup, he didn't really like the sippy cups too much so at first dad would help him with a todler open cup and then he decided sippy cups weren't so bad!
Pooja - posted on 01/20/2010
Try mothercare bottles and teets. My kid too would not take any teet initially but he responded to motherCare teets pretty well. The child has to put in the same effort on these teets that he puts for drinking from mothers'. motherCare has also got awarded for replicating this mechanism.
I started working when my kid was just 3 months, and i wanted him to exclusively on my feed till he turned 6 months. So I bought the manual pump set from mother care. Even that is an amazing product as it makes pumping out so easy and fast. The set comes with 4 feeder bottles and teets along with a travel set to keep the milk cold while you are at work. A must for feeding moms who want to pump in office.
Courtney - posted on 01/19/2010
spoon feed the breast milk...thats what I had to do with my daughter at 6 months when I returned to work. She WOULD NOT take a bottle...not matter what!! I tried for weeks before returning to work different nipples, bottles, and nothing!! Then one day I tried to spoon feed her the milk and she took it! Takes longer to get the milk to her, but its better than nothing!
Alison - posted on 01/19/2010
Any child can learn to drink from a bottle if they have to. How old is your little one?
Have you been giving the bottle yourself? It is always best to let dad or someone else do the bottle feeding. If you leave your child for short periods (half a day, an evening), that will give him a chance to become acquainted with the bottle. Ultimately though, if there is no breast around, he will give in to the bottle. It may take a few days, but assuming he is older than 3 months, he will survive.
Finella - posted on 01/19/2010
Well, what i did was to start giving my son the breast with a breast nipple over it so that he would get familar with the bottle, then i started giving him the bottle he cried, i cried with him but he eventually took the bottle