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How can i get my baby to take a bottle?

i have a 6 month old that is breast feed and he will not take a bottle and i cant have any time alone cause he only wants me and breatmilk!!!!!! any help is so appreciated


Asked by saadamarie at 1:44 PM on Mar. 25, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • You need to let someone else give it to him. Use a thermometer to get it about 98 degrees too. Try to match it close as you can to yours. Warm the nipple too. I noticed that when you hold the bottle, press gently on their chin with your hand. It feels like your boob on it. You may have to leave the house for a few hours to get this done. You will need someone with some patience to help you out on this. The baby will take it if she's hungry enough but she wont go down without a fight! lol

    Answer by forevermom75 at 3:35 PM on Mar. 25, 2010

  • My daughter never took a bottle either. See if he/she will take a sippy cup???....but you have to put the breastmilk in there

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:46 PM on Mar. 25, 2010

  • He is old enough to drink from a cup. An alternative is for him to eat solids if you are going to be gone for a feeding or two.

    Answer by Gailll at 1:58 PM on Mar. 25, 2010

  • And...hand baby to caregiver and get the heck outta dodge. You need to be GONE. When truly hungry baby WILL eat.

    Answer by gdiamante at 2:35 PM on Mar. 25, 2010

  • He can use a regular cup, straw cup, or sippy cup. A bottle isn't necessary.

    Answer by amileegirl at 2:50 PM on Mar. 25, 2010

  • You need to have someone else give him the bottle,when you are not around. You can also try a sippy cup

    Answer by rkoloms at 5:36 PM on Mar. 25, 2010

  • Thank you all so much for your woodefull advice!!!1

    Answer by saadamarie at 7:32 PM on Mar. 27, 2010