You mean breastmilk in a bottle? Have you already tried one? Some BF babies will take a bottle and some wont. If your little one won't take a bottle, try having someone else give it, they are less likely to accept it from you since they know the "real thing" is right there, lol. Also, you can try a sippy cup instead. Even a newborn can learn to suck out of a sippy cup and for some babies who REFUSE a bottle, it's a good option. One more thing...some babies refuse to drink ANYTHING (or maybe just an ounce or two to get by) during their mom's absence...then nurse like crazy at night to make up for it. It's called "reverse cycling" and it's pretty common.
at 3:24 PM on Jun. 24, 2008