Breastfeeding Frenzy

Takescha - posted on 06/23/2009 ( 3 moms have responded )

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I breastfeed and my daughter will not take bottles. I have to go to work soon and this presents a problem on every level. I've spent money on different bottle nipples and nothing works. She even eats food now but still no Bottle.

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Kirsten - posted on 06/24/2009

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I had the same problem! But She did start to take the bottle when I was at work..it took a few days-and a bigger nipple openning on the bottle. They will eat when hungry and she still will stop in the middle of taking a bottle if I walk into the room. Have the care giver try giving the bottle in different positions-when she finally took the bottle she was in her swing, not being held.

Brandy - posted on 06/23/2009

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she may take to a bottle if your not around, mine would never take it if i was home i only had one that wouldnt take a bottle no matter, and hes always been my issue but keep in mind a child wont starve its self for long. try a bottle with breast milk

Brenda - posted on 06/23/2009

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How old is your daughter? You said she eats food? Cereal or babyfood? Do you pump and offer her beastmilk through the bottle. It may be a matter of pumping and feeding her exclusivly with a bottle and not offering the breast. As my pediatrician has told me on more that one occassion, they will eat when they are hungry. I don't know how old she is, but my son started drinking from a straw at age 8 months. He never had a sippy cup. I breastfed him exclusively for 5 wks and then offered a bottle a week before I had to go back to work. He resisted at first, but I just kept offering and he finally took to it. He preferred the breast but wouldn't give his caregivers problems during the day while I was at work. Hope this helps.

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