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how do i get my 6 month old to take a bottle?

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trentcymorgsmom

Asked by trentcymorgsmom at 3:24 PM on Feb. 26, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Try offering it to him several times a day.. he may not take it for awhile so don't force him... but offering it to him may help get him used to the idea.
    alinker

    Answer by alinker at 4:12 PM on Feb. 26, 2009

  • Try having somebody else feed your baby- they're way more likely to take a bottle from someone besides you. Have them imitate how you feed them- if you're topless, or if you use a boppy, have them try that. Or put a shirt that you've been wearing all day in between her and the person who's feeding her, so that she will smell you. Also, have them squirt a little bit into her mouth so that she knows what she'll get. Your baby is way more likely to take breastmilk from a bottle rather than formula.

    If all else fails, you could try training your baby to use a sippy cup....
    kynziesmom

    Answer by kynziesmom at 4:18 PM on Feb. 26, 2009

  • try a cup instead.
    heatherama

    Answer by heatherama at 5:18 PM on Feb. 26, 2009

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