Baby will ONLY take the breast and ONLY happy with Mami...

Jennie - posted on 08/02/2011 ( 2 moms have responded )

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My baby girl is a super boobaholic. She will ONLY take the breast....we tried all kinds of nipples and pumped when I was goin to school, but she wouldn't take it, plus for some reason I can only seem to pump about 2 oz at a time. She's almost 9 months now and eats food but will not drink from a bottle. She will occasionally drink from a cup, but not very much. I don't know what to do with her as I will be going back to school next month (hopefully) and not only will she not take any bottle, but she also is not happy (bout 85% of the time) if she does not see me...forget trying to go to sleep without her night time nursing when she goes to bed and again a few hours later when I go to bed. I co-sleep and I LOVE it. Plus she will probably be my only child so I have to enjoy her babyhood, but I'd like to be away from her every now and then for a few hours! Help!

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Stephanie - posted on 08/05/2011

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Wish I could help, but I too have a 10 month old who only wants me. I finally gave up trying a bottle. We now do pumped breast milk in cup. But, I don't think I have enough stored to last the next couple of months, and I do not want to pump anymore, as I plan on weaning him at a year. (hopefully he cooperates) It is exhausting emotionally. Everyone keeps telling me to be patient, that this is such a short time. I know they're right, but sometimes the days are soooo long. Hang in there, mama. That's really all any of us can do. :)

Lori - posted on 08/02/2011

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At 9 months she doesn't need a bottle. Sounds like she's starting with a cup and that's good. You can try sippy cups or just regular cups with no lids. My 8 month old will also ONLY take breast. She does drink a bit of water from either a sippy or from a regular cup when she eats some solid foods or if it's been hot. I also haven't been able to get away for more than an hour or so. For me it hasn't been a problem, but as you're trying to go back to school I can see how it would be. I would keep trying different kinds of sippys with pumped milk or water, and I would certainly continue co-sleeping when you do go back to school as I'm sure she'll miss you and really need to re-connect when you do get back home.

Good luck momma

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