HELP.... I have been trying to switch my daughter from breast to bottle for almost 2wks now.

Charita - posted on 11/29/2009 ( 1 mom has responded )




She will go almost all day without eating ... I tried all kinds of nipples and I have put breast milk in the bottles. I cant keep doing this I have to get back to work. Any suggestions


Monica - posted on 11/29/2009




You have to be as stubborn as she is. I just went through that with my 6 month old son. I spent an entire day offering nothing but the bottle. He would cry himself to sleep--he did that twice and the second time he woke up, he took the bottle with no problem. The only nipple that he will take is the Playtex bottle flesh-colored nipples that have the drop ins. The nipple base is wide which is similar to the breast.

I started off with only breastmilk in the bottle; did that for 2 weeks and then started adding 1 oz of formula to the breastmilk; did that for 1 week and gradually just started putting more formula in the breastmilk. Now, he takes the formula like a champ. Beware, she may either have runny bowels or constipation. Use a little Cayro syrup to help with that.

Good luck. I hope it works.

Oh, I forgot one most important thing. You can't be the person trying to get her on the bottle. All she knows is that you are the one with the breastmilk. So have someone else try to feed her the bottle.

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