My son took a bottle in addition to breast feeding for the first 2 months, but over the past several wks is starting to refuse it. We have tried every bottle out there (Avent, Dr. Brown's, Second Nature, Nuk, Playtex Drop Ins, Adiri, Nuby, and MAM). We have tried different sizes of nipples. We have tried having others feed him. We've tried having a piece of mother's clothing next to him (while feeding). We have tried fresh breast pumped milk, 3 different kinds of formula, and stored milk. We've tried sugar on the nipple (this worked a couple times but no longer does) and finally we even tried (with the permission of our MD) waiting him out (this took 16 hrs and 45 minutes, but then he still went back not really wanting the bottle. I even tried a couple sippy cups but nothing seems to work. Does anyone have any suggestions?
Asked by Anonymous at 11:10 PM on Feb. 15, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)
Offering your baby only a bottle is certainly not abuse or neglect. No one is going to arrest you because your baby refused the food you were offering her that's just ridiculous.
Also, I just love how moms on here think everyone should quit their jobs to be a SAHM. More power to you if you can do that, but I know for most of us who work it is not an option. The last time someone told me to be a SAHM because it's better for the kids I checked out her page. The "woman" telling me how she quit her career to be a SAHM was a 19 year old living in her BF's parents basement.
Anyway... once baby figures out the only food around is coming from the bottle it'll get better. You will have a rough start, but it will end up OK!
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