Help with bottle training 4 month old

Brittany - posted on 05/15/2011 ( 6 moms have responded )

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My son has been exclusively breastfed since birth (1/5/11) and I have a big event this upcoming Saturday that will cut into at least 2 meals of his. I'm trying to figure out the best way to bottle train him. We had a couple failed attempts today, but was wondering if anyone has any tips and suggestions of bottles. So far we tried the Nuk Bottles and the Glass Evenflo bottles. THanks!

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Elizabeth - posted on 05/16/2011

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Have you considered feeding him another way. At supper, I occasionally feed my 3 month old some of my expressed milk off of a spoon. I have read that you can also use a medicine dropper or at your sons age you can use a cup. Here is a link that might help it has bottle feeding a breastfeed baby and alternative methods. http://www.kellymom.com/bf/pumping/alter...

Monica - posted on 05/16/2011

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That's a tough one. My son only liked the Nuk but, he didn't take to it immediately. It took persistance on our part to get him to drink from the bottle. My mother advised me to refuse to breastfeed him even if he screamed. It tried that and he cried and cried until he fell asleep. When he woke up again, he was so hungry, he drank from the bottle willingly. After that, we had no problem with him drinking from the bottle.

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Lana - posted on 05/16/2011

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I agree with Krystal... my baby will only take the bottle when she is REALLY hungry. At least you have a week to prepair. Try holding off on breastfeeding when he is really hungry and offer the bottle, maybe in the morning. He may have to cry and get upset before eventually taking the bottle.

Jessica - posted on 05/16/2011

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I used the playtex bottles with disposable liners. I found it easiest to freeze milk in the liners and they have NaturaLatch nipples, which is supposed to be similar to the breast.

Krystal - posted on 05/15/2011

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nuk my kids loved but it all depends on him and dont you feed him have someone else he might take it better but when he gets hungry enough he will eat
like my ped. says babys wont let themselves starve...

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