Nursing to get her to bottlefeed.

Johanne - posted on 04/16/2011 ( 5 moms have responded )




My 7 month old is refusing to take a bottle..only wants to breastfeed..any tips?


Mel - posted on 04/17/2011




It just took time for my baby I needed her on a bottle by 7 months I started trying at 5 months she refuses for almost 2 months only taking tiny amounts and crying but I just had to persist, They get used to it, but its heartbreaking at the time. Do it slowly though. Take one feed a day to bottle for about a week then take another one. If he/she just refuses wiat a couple hours til he's got the hungry feeling make sure he's had at least a small amount from bottle then breast feed, and continue until hes drinking a full bottle. Only thing that worked for my daughter

Tinker1987 - posted on 04/16/2011




experience with different nipples. i went through 5 types of bottles/nipples before i found one my son would take. they have several different kinds out there..

Tricia - posted on 04/16/2011




I had the same problem after Breastfeeding my 7 1/2 month old son exclusively for 6 months. What I did was get my husband to give a bottle at night ... I found that worked better as when I would try he would simply refuse. Another thing would be to try and give a bit of bottle say a bit before he/she would be due for a feed like that the baby would be calmer and perhaps more open to something 'new'. What you could do is try and give a bit of bottle always followed by breast gradually reducing the time kept on breast and increasing the time with the bottle. You could also try to switch the order breast first to satisfy the initial hunger then bottle ... Hope I have been of SOME help .. I know what a difficult one this is! Good luck!


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My son transitioned from breast milk to cows milk right at one year...with the help of strawberry syrup. I noticed in the past that my milk tastes a little sweet, like strawberries, almost. A drop or two of strawberry syrup isn't enough sugar to jack him up...but it did make his cow's milk taste a little more like Mama.

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