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How to get my 8-month old to take a bottle?

Posted by on Jan. 9, 2013 at 12:47 AM
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I would eventually like to stop breast feeding, but my 8-month old won't take a bottle.  If I just slowly stopped breast feeding him and placed a bottle around him as much as possible, do you think he'd eventually drink from it? My daughter didn't take a bottle either and I breast fed her until she was 15 months old.  I don't want to breast feed for quite that long again. Any ideas?

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elzmnsf
by Silver Member on Jan. 9, 2013 at 2:44 AM
Maybe put the pumped milk, or formula, in a sippy? I never had the desire to stop that early, so I have no first hand experience, but you don't want to wean the kid from the breast just to have to wean him from the bottle after a few months. Way to much stress!
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DragonMother10
by on Jan. 9, 2013 at 3:14 AM
My son will be 9 months tomorrow and I am thinking of weaning him off my breast when he is one. He won't take a bottle either, but we have slowly been introducing the sippy cup with juice or water. He even takes a bottle of water. I have read that breastfed babies more than likely won't take a bottle, especially if you gave them your breast more often or completely. It's easier to go with the sippy cup.
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funhappymom
by Member on Jan. 9, 2013 at 9:57 AM

Skip the bottle and go straight to a sippy. At this point there is no reason to do a bottle.


sugarandstones
by on Jan. 9, 2013 at 10:06 AM
I agree with skipping bottles and going to sippy cups.
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saltlifemama
by on Jan. 9, 2013 at 11:14 AM

Don't... go straight to the sippy. That is what i did with my youngest. He never took a bottle.

Dabberdoo
by Bronze Member on Jan. 9, 2013 at 11:21 AM
Skip the bottle. Why start a habit you'll have to break later? I try to skip the sippy cup.
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