My baby won't take the bottle, what can I do?

Vanessa - posted on 12/31/2013 ( 1 mom has responded )




I express the milk from my breast into a bottle but she still refuse to take. I have tried a number of nipples but she only plays with it and won't drink from it. Am afraid she's not getting off these breast anytime soon.


January - posted on 12/31/2013




Have you tried the Nuby's or breastflow? They don't work for every baby but it’s worth a shot. Are you trying to get her to take a bottle from you? Most breastfeeding babies won't take a bottle from mom, and some babies are just stubborn, my youngest son refused the breast, but rejected formula he would only latch on every once in a while with a shield so I had to exclusively pump for a year. Try the bottles that look and feel like the breast with forward thrusting nipples, so there’s no nipple confusion and have someone else give it a go with you in another room. At the CDC some babies have to be supper hungry to take a bottle and they still cry and search for a breast every few ounces.

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