My daughter will be 4 months old next week. She's been EBF since she was born. I have to go back to work in 2 weeks so I'm trying to get her to take a bottle so they can feed her at daycare while I'm gone during the day. But she refuses to take a bottle. She will scream and scream until I give in and feed her. We've tried feeding her when I was out of sight and at other people's houses so she didn't think we were home...but nothing's worked. Any ideas on how to get her to take a bottle?Answer Question
Answer by Anonymous at 5:47 PM on Jul. 31, 2009
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Answer by happytexasCM at 6:17 PM on Jul. 31, 2009
Hmmm. that's a tough one. Maybe just try different nipples until you hit one she will take. I also agree that maybe you need to be out of the house completely. I have heard that a baby will not let himself starve but then again i would not want to be to far away just in case! Also talk with your ped. and see if they can recommend anything else to you. Have you tried dribbling some of the milk on her lips? what about dropper feeding? I dunno what else to offer... Good luck!
Answer by But_Mommie at 7:16 PM on Jul. 31, 2009