major problem .my 6 month old refuses a bottle from anyone but me! help!!!

Dounya - posted on 07/15/2009 ( 3 moms have responded )




i have taken full responsibilty for putting my son to sleep with a bottle since he's been born.. now he refuses it from anyone who tries to give him a bottle. every night for the last week my husband has tried and he freaks out. i mean screams into convulsions.... i don't know what to do. he needs to be use to someone else putting him down... help


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Michelle - posted on 07/15/2009




I have to be out of the room and cannot talk for my son to take a bottle from anyone else. If he hears my voice he will instanly want me. Try just leaving the room. Maybe have your husband do a couple of bottles that aren't at bedtime and see if he gets used to Daddy feeding him. Good luck to you.

Amanda - posted on 07/15/2009




Try leaving the room while someone else feeds her. Also try just setting the bottle in his reach and see if he will take it. Let him be the one to get it. You could try and let him have a little independence

Rawah - posted on 07/15/2009




Hi Dounya- you can try 2 things, in my opinion: first try to be present and he is calm and have his dad feed him. That way he feels comfortable that you are around. IF that doesn't work, try the opposite of not being presenti the room. :) Also, have your husband give him the bottle before he gets super hungry and cranky...maybe start while playing with him or something. Let us know what happens :)

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