I have a 3 week old daughter and am trying desperately to breast feed her. I breast fed my son for about a month but he quit latching on and I am trying to keep her from doing the same thing. I want to give her tea in a bottle (She has gas and it soothes her tummy) but I am not sure if that will cause her to stop latching on. How old could a breast fed baby drink bottles and not loose their desire to breast feed?Answer Question
Don't put anything in the bottle without talking to the pedi first.
Answer by Anonymous at 11:06 PM on Jan. 28, 2009
I agree, ask a pediatricion before giving her anything. Try laying her on her belly, do bicycles with her legs, if that doesn't work maybe use gas drops. Be sure to burp often. Could you have a milk imbalance? That can cause gas problems in breast fed babies.
Answer by Devory at 11:18 PM on Jan. 28, 2009
Answer by celticreverie at 12:12 AM on Jan. 29, 2009
Babies should not be given anything but breast milk of formula for the first 6 months. Maybe you should try to see if there is something in your diet that could be causing the gas before you give her tea. I wouldn't give her a bottle at all yet. If you really want to give her tea (and I don't think you should, btw) give it to her with a syringe or eye dropper.
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