needing a brake

Samantha - posted on 02/21/2009 ( 11 moms have responded )

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some day more resaonaly then ever ive been feeling more and more like i need to get away from my daughter shes 11 almost 12mounths old and i havent had a day away from her or really anytime more then 2 hours away from her and in the past few weeks ive been getting prety irrataied cuz im a stay at home teen mom and my daughter only brestfeeds she wont take a bottle so its hard its not that i dpnt have anyone to take care of her for me my mom dad and sister and her dad are more then \wililing to watch her while i go have some me time but she only crys crys crys and she wont take abottle so shes gets hungry so i dont know what to do any adives

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Amber - posted on 02/25/2009

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Hey samantha.  I am strictly breastfeeding and my daughter will not take a bottle at all so I know what you're going through.  My daughter mainly only wants to be with me and I haven't really had anytime to myself.  It does get pretty frustrating at times.  I was once a teen mom myself.  I had my son when I was 18 and it is tough but it'll get better.  With your daughter being so old, you don't want to revert to a bottle.  I give my daughter juice in a sippy cup so that she can get used to it.  She will also drink water from my water bottle and when I have juice in my cup she will drink that too.  She's almost 1 and will be able to drink whole cow's milk at that time so you're almost ready to wean her from the breast.  Best of luck to you sweetie.

Samantha - posted on 02/25/2009

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kyelie i looked that bottle up and its only advailable in australia  but im going to look here for onethat looks like it thanksd for the help

Kylie - posted on 02/24/2009

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hey mate, I know exactly how you feel. My first boy(now 2) woudn't take the bottle either. If your family are able to help you then that is half your pproblem fixed. getting the right bottle for your bub is the battle.. It cost me a lot of money to find the right bottle, but some1 told me about this bottle that is actually made for breast fed babies that WON'T take the bottle. Im in Australia so not sure if u have it wherever u are but if u can try find "PIGEON -peristaltic teats"



If u can find that bottle I will pretty much garantee it will work.. :-) good luck

Ann Arunee - posted on 02/24/2009

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Samantha, you did a great job. You are a teen mom and doing this for your baby. You are so wonderful!!! She is a year old already. Thing will be better. I remember breast fed my baby, it was very tough and tried job for the first year. After sometime ( may be sometime before 18 months) he enjoy the teast from whole milk with zippy cup, and all kinds of solid food. He needed me only for comfort before nap, and bed time. The more they grow, babies will need less nap time and less breat milk. Be proud of yourself!!! I know this is hard work, but you did it for the whole year.

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I have often felt like you do. Do you have any playgroups that you are involved in? Sometimes getting out of the house and having lunch with a friend makes me feel better. Or we'll meet at the mall. My son can play in the play area they have there and I can talk to my friend. I have always had to take my son everywhere with me because I don't have a babysitter during the day. Don't give up trying the bottle. Pump your breast milk and try giving it to her in a breast shaped bottle. You can also try a little juice in a bottle. She may like the sweet taste and it will encourage her to suck. Hang in there.

Maureen - posted on 02/23/2009

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Samantha, Hang in there. When I was transitioning to a bottle, I would try when he was not real hungry yet and I had someone else give it until he got the hang of it. My niece never did take a bottle and went right to a sippy cup. Be prepared to try several types of cups until she gets the hang of it. I belong to a MOPS group that helps me get my time. Go to MOPS.org to find a group in your area. The kids are watched while you get some great interaction with other moms. Things will get easier.

Samantha - posted on 02/23/2009

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thanks guys thats helpfull and rebecca she dose eat other foods but malnly only what i eat and shes kinda picky she wont eat baby cearlea or any baby fruits or vegtibles its kinda wired one day shell eat evrything i offer her and the next she dosent want anything at all

Melinda - posted on 02/22/2009

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Hi samantha, I really feel for you as both my kids took to the bottle really well and I dont know what its like to have a baby who wont drink from a bottle. On the other hand I know exactly how you feel when you say you need a break My kids are 4 (nearly 5 ) and 1 and I need a holiday they are driving me up the wall. Luckily I'm getting a holiday in 4 days which is great. My advice to you because it seems like the reason you need a break is because you don't know who you are without your daughter attatched to you. If that is the case perhaps you could feed her and put her down for a sleep and then ask someone to watch her for 1 hour while she sleeps while you go have a walk, a bath,etc. Just something for you and eventually you will get to the stage where you can take 2 hours then maybe longer. Give this a try and see how you go because as a young mum you need to take time out to grow yourself. P.s babies cry its what they do let her cry for a little while while you eat your breakfast she will not starve. 

Rebecca - posted on 02/21/2009

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hey,

amsorry to hear she is not taking the bothel.

mabey you need to let someone else try to give the bothel.

mabey with some juice.



i never breasdfeed mine it wasent posibel.

so never had this problem.

i do get the point about need time for yourself.



i stil got that problem,i always take serena everywhere with me.

and whe are living ad mine mother in law.

whe do got our own part.

but she already babysit mine niece.

so i dont want to always give serena as she also work.



mine husband workes and needs to study.

so most i do on mine own.

and am really tired.



but as they get bigger you wil get some time for you.

as they learn how toplay,eat other food.



sorry your baby is not eating any fruit,and normal food?

12months right?

than she wont get hungry as she eat those things.



mine was eating everything i ate ad 12months.

any way try to be positive,it wil get better

Aimee - posted on 02/21/2009

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Hang in there Samantha!!! Things will get better! The first thing you need to do is get her on a bottle. Perhaps try a cup with juice, some babies do better with a new cup or bottle if is has something else to drink in it.  Some babies will never take bottles but transition well to a cup. Talk to your daughters doctor and see what she recomends. You also need to get out to releave some stress. I know it is tough right now but, as she gets bigger it will get easier.

Allen9612 - posted on 02/21/2009

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you want her to take a bottle when I tried to get my daughter to bottle feed after only taking the breast the ped suggested coating the nipple of the bottle with sugar. Worked out great for me but with my son he went straight from breast to sippy cup. but when you get a bottle go with the breast shaped nipples.

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