Sibling Jealousy and How to get my 3 1/2 month old to take the bottle?

Stephanie - posted on 04/19/2013 ( 1 mom has responded )

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So back in December I had my youngest daughter which was great I couldnt ask for anything more. But due to that fact my oldest daughter having all of the attention for 4 years isn't adjusting to well to say. She has her moments where she loves her new baby sister, but she now feels that mommy and daddy dont love her anymore and is acting out (which I understand) at home and also at school. We dont treat her any different and we spend lots of time with her by herself.. but I'm not quite sure how to handle it. She's now purposely waking up the baby : (. Help

As for my other issue. I am nursing my 3 month old. I have been trying for months to get her to take the bottle while I am away at school. I even special ordered a bottle called the mimijimi that is the exact replica of the breast to see if she'll take it and she just doesnt want anything to do with it. I've had other people try to feed her, use a spoon a medicine dropper.. Literally everything you can think of I guarantee i've tried it. I've gotten answers like oh she'll take it when shes hungry.. but unforunately she does not. but when she does... briefly it'll only be half an oz. I'm running out of options and I don't know what to do. If anyone has any ideas..or advice I would greatly appreciate it.

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Jessica - posted on 04/19/2013

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We had our second in October last year and we also have a 4 year old. We got him all excited about his sister before she was born which really helped. He did the same thing for a little while: acting out and stuff. The best thing I`ve found is to try to do things together as much as possible. Also, it may make you feel bad at first, but when the youngest is old enough to be interested in her own toys it`s okay to leave her someplace safe with her own toys and do something with your oldest. You can put her somewhere where she can still see you and vice versa but it allows you time with your oldest as well as teaches her some independence as well. I started doing that with my youngest when she was about 5 months old and she didn't like it too much at first but she's been getting much better.

I wish I could help with the bottle issue but my children wouldn't take one either and I gave up on it. lol I wish you luck on that one :)

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