Help! Going back to work and my little one won't take a bottle

Linda - posted on 07/21/2013 ( 1 mom has responded )




Hi Moms, I need some tips/help on getting my bub on a bottle, I have to back to work soon and she won't take a bottle I have tried so many bottles and teats plus spent a lot on money on different types of formulas. Can anyone help??


Ariana - posted on 07/21/2013




Could you pump some breast milk and put it into a bottle? If you can get her to start taking it off your milk you can slowly start adding formula to the breastmilk and depending on how she takes it slowly put more and more formula into it until she gets used to the taste.
I know a lot of people don't like this idea but sometimes the best thing you can do is just stop giving them the breast. Just refuse, eventually they'll get thirsty. I know that's obviously easier said then done for some people, but you're going to go back to work and your little one just needs to learn to accept the bottle. It's better for her to learn that now when you're at home and you can be the one giving her the bottle etc if she wants, then once you have to go back to work and she has to transition with someone else caring for her.
I hope some of that helps, good luck!

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