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My child doesn't know how to drink from a bottle

Posted by on Oct. 3, 2012 at 9:56 PM
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Help! What brands are best for breastfeed babies? Do you have any tips on how to get them to understand to drink from a bottle?

My dd drank from a bottle while I was at work until she was 3 months old. Then I quit my job to stay home while dh deployed. Now she will only bf, and if I am not there she will scream until I return. Help :(

Eta: she originally drank from the nuk bottles. Now she refuses them. We have tried those, mam, breast flow, and the Walmart brand bottle. I've also offered her a few different sippys
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lovinmykiddo07
by Ruby Member on Oct. 3, 2012 at 9:57 PM

lol I have quite a few babies at the daycare I work at that prefer the breast over the bottle. I'd love to hear ideas too. 

Starr1089
by on Oct. 3, 2012 at 9:57 PM
There are some called Breastflow I think that are suppose to be close to breast.
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roxy27
by Bronze Member on Oct. 3, 2012 at 9:57 PM
I used tommee tippee. They are supposed to be closest to the breast because of the shape of the nipple.
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safi
by on Oct. 3, 2012 at 9:57 PM
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It actually helps if someone other than you feeds it to her. Believe it or not, most all babies know the diff between MOMMY and everyone else., and will only want skin from mom. True story
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cklamour
by Gold Member on Oct. 3, 2012 at 9:57 PM
How old is she? Can she drink out of a sippy cup? That's what I did with my son. He went from breast to sippy cup.
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TraceyMR
by on Oct. 3, 2012 at 9:58 PM

You could try these

asmalltowngirl
by Platinum Member on Oct. 3, 2012 at 9:58 PM
I just bought one of those last week to try to work with her. She likes to chew on it, but that's it.

Quoting Starr1089:

There are some called Breastflow I think that are suppose to be close to breast.
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Kermitthemom23
by Silver Member on Oct. 3, 2012 at 9:58 PM
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We had to ditch the bottle and go straight to sippy cups.
For occasional use not a big deal. Even help with a regular open cup most older babies can do
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CatherineNewton
by on Oct. 3, 2012 at 9:58 PM
I use Dr browns.
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AFWifeNMom
by on Oct. 3, 2012 at 9:58 PM
I went through this with a baby that I have in my daycare.

I tried dr brown but it has too fast a flow and he gaged

We tried avent and he wouldn't "latch" to it.

We finally stuck with a Playtex drop ins bottle with the wide mouth.
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