Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

How do I get my baby to take a bottle?

My baby boy is now 4 months and has been breastfed since birth. He refuses to take a bottle. I have tried about 12 different nipples. Nothing works. He doesn't like the binky either.

Answer Question

Asked by cpaarni at 2:21 PM on May. 18, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

Level 1 (0 Credits)
Answers (3)
  • Keep offering it, he will not starve. If he is hungry he will eat from what you give him.

    Answer by brailynsmama08 at 2:22 PM on May. 18, 2009

  • Just a suggestion but have you tried a sippy cup. I have a friend who's son perfered the breast and refused the bottle but tolerate a sippy cup. Other than that I agree with brailysmama08, eventually they all give in rather than starve. They have too much self preservation. but its tough on your heartstrings. GL!

    Answer by FuzNet at 2:37 PM on May. 18, 2009

  • offer the bottle before the breast... and wait till he is good and hungry!!!
    just ahve patience!!

    Answer by 2cuteboysrmine at 2:38 PM on May. 18, 2009

Join CafeMom now to contribute your answer and become part of our community. It's free and takes just a minute.