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Going back to work - getting baby girl to take a bottle.

My daughter is 2 mo old. I go back to work in 3 weeks. Daycare will be giving daughter pumped breastmilk in a bottle.

Supply is fine -- I have plenty stored and can pump plenty to feed her.

Problem is she refuses to take a bottle. (Older brother never had this issue; but had a horrible latch.) What have we missed to try?

- Different bottles & nipples-- medela, drop-in (both laytex & silicone nipples), tommy tippee, avent. Tried both fast & slow flow. Next is to try the orthodontic drop in nipple.
- Different people -- Grandma, Friend, and Hubby have all tried, both at the house & out in public. Doesn't matter if I'm sitting right there, or 30 miles away.
- Different times -- thought that post-dinner feeding was too gassy, have tried various times during the day & she screams bloody murder.

What am I missing?

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Squirrell34

Asked by Squirrell34 at 8:51 PM on Apr. 11, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • I had this problem too ... my daughter finally took a bottle called Adiri ... I just kept trying all kinds of bottles and this is the only one she would ever ever take!
    kaylan010

    Answer by kaylan010 at 9:33 PM on Apr. 11, 2010

  • Let someone other than you feed her....
    I had this problem with my daughter....my milk dried up and I HAD to start using bottles...My father in law was the first one who got her to take it....find a bottle YOU like...then don't feed her...make her good and hungry...and let someone else feed her....if she smells you...hears you....she will want you....try this and good luck!!!...
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:42 PM on Apr. 11, 2010

  • My 2 year old refused to take a bottle. We tried so many things and he just wouldn't. I hope you have better luck. I went back to work when he was 11 months and would drink breastmilk from a sippy cup.

    JAIRATRACI

    Answer by JAIRATRACI at 10:11 PM on Apr. 11, 2010

  • Keep trying different things. INcluding a sippy cup.

    She may just reverese cycle. It's common for babies to wait for mom...and not at all harmful.
    gdiamante

    Answer by gdiamante at 12:26 AM on Apr. 12, 2010

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