My 8mo was bottle feeding 5x+/wk and now won't bottle feed. (I bf/pump) Going back to Work!!!!! HELP PLEASE

Kristy - posted on 05/04/2014 ( 1 mom has responded )

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My 8mo daughter was drinking from a bottle every week and all the sudden stopped. So currently she won't bottle feed either now. I am going back to work and she HAS to take a bottle!!!!!! My pediatrician cringed at suggesting, and told me, "I absolutely do NOT encourage parents to feed their children apple juice, and especially not at a young age like your daughter... but to help her possibly be interested in a bottle again, put one ounce of water with one ounce of apple juice in it. If the bottle doesn't work, maybe try a transition sippy cup. Sometimes there is an association with the bottle." So LONG story Short... I tried it. She will drink maybe 1.5 to nearly 2 ounces at MOST. Then pushes it away. I ask myself constantly: How am I going to get the regular 28-32oz down her in a day like that?! HELP ON THIS PLEASE :(

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She might be ready for the next stage, meaning a sippy cup or something different than a bottle. I hope that helps :)

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