Breastfeeding... she wont take a bottle.. Any idea's?

Lois - posted on 08/29/2009 ( 1 mom has responded )

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Hi,

I have a one month old girl. I have been breastfeeding her and i am trying to introduce the bottle, so i can have a break and so someone else can enjoy feeding her. I have tried getting someone else to feed her so she does not smell me.. and i have also tried using nipple shields so that she gets used to a different texture so she might take a bottle. Everytime i try to give her the bottle she just cries and cries until i breastfeed her.

Does anyone have this problem? Does anyone have any ideas on how to get her to take a bottle?

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You may have to try different types of bottles until you find one she likes. Keep trying, she will get it. And, as someone who had to use a shield in the beginning, don't get her used to it because it's really hard to get her off of it.

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