My three month old wont take the bottle anymore

Sara - posted on 04/13/2009 ( 1 mom has responded )

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My son use to take the bottle, i went back to work and he will scream when someone tries to give him a bottle, but he will sometimes take it. I have tried breastmilk and formula, someone else is giving him the bottle. He will go all day with only taking 3ozs. HELP

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AnnaMaria - posted on 04/14/2009

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I have been in your shoes. When my baby was 3 months old and I had to go back to work, she refused to take a bottle. I tried everything (including different nipples, different people giving it to her, different environments, etc). I was so worried that she wasnt getting enough nutrition, and she would wait for me to get off work to eat. So I talked with a lactation consultant, and she informed me to use a medical eye dropper or a medicine syringe, which worked for a while, then I bought bottles that you could squeeze, so you could squirt some milk into her mouth to help her drink it. Eventually she just began to drink from the bottle. I now use nuk rubber tan nipples ( I think they are the best).

Best of luck, keep trying.

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