how to get my 1month old from breast feeding to bottle feeding?

Jasmine - posted on 08/25/2012 ( 1 mom has responded )




My baby is 4 weeks old and I'm trying to breast fed her in the morning and bottle feed her for the rest of the day. The only problem is he won't take the bottle all the time. It's like he drinks 1 ounce out the bottle and he wants my breast for the rest of his feeding. It's frustrating because I plan on going back to work and there's no way I'm going to be able to put him in daycare with him not taking the bottle. I try to get my husband to help but he gets frustrated that he won't take the bottle. Can someone help me and tell me an easier way to solve this problem?


Kristin - posted on 08/25/2012




Try actually holding the bottle to it breast. kind of right beside ur breast. that might help.

also try a different bottle. I used " breast-flow". I forget who makes it but I got it at target. I always breast Fed, but when my folks would watch him when I needed to go to Dr appts and such, he would have to take the bottle and he seemed to do good with that one. just keep at it.

I'm a sahm but my sister works full time. with both of her kids she breast fed. but about a week before she went back to work she introduced the bottle for a few feedings. now she nurses before she goes to work. when she's at work my mom will give my niece the bottle then when she gets home she nurses for the rest of the day.

slowly introduce it but not for every feeding. she will get the hang of it.

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