Refusing The Bottle

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galvquodi - June 17

My baby girl used to drink expressed milk out of a bottle (dr. Brown's) in the evening (so my hubby could feed her) and somethimes when we would go out. She had been doing that since she was about 5 weeks old. She is now 11 weeks old and eats a bit at the bottle but after a few ounces, fusses and then refuses it alltogether! What the heck is going on?

 

olivia - June 17

My dd did the same and never took a bottle again until she was 7 months old. They make up their mind about it and if they choose mommy is best, it can be a struggle! The only thing to do is keep trying. Make sure you are not around when someone is feeding her (she'll know if you are in another room). As for going out we had a lot of trouble. I could only leave for 5 hours maximum as she refused the bottle. She had also taken one since she was about 4 weeks, then did the same, just a few onces to take the edge off. Sorry I don't have more advise, just know that it is typical. I have a pretty stubborn and determined girl... you might have the same!

 

galvquodi - June 17

Lol Olivia, That's our luck! I am jsut really worried because I plan on going back to work in a month and a half and... what on earth is she going to eat??? Knowing her, she'll starve herself instead of givng in....

 

olivia - June 17

She'll give in at daycare. I hear once they get hungry enough they sort of break down. I didn't have to go back to work so for me it was easier to let her have her way. Good luck, they're cute even when they're stubborn!

 

C - June 17

My niece did the same thing. Luckily my sister was a stay at home mom. With her son she said she'd introduce the bottle sooner and he would not take it either. I think some babies just don't know what to do and prefer mom the best. My son actually prefered the bottle but would take the b___st too. As they say every baby is different.

 

galvquodi - June 26

:D Believe it or not, she took the bottle of EBM while sitting in her swing or her car seat!!!! She won't take it on anyone's lap but in her swing or car seat. We even tried feeding her an ounce of our emergency formula to see if it would make a difference (we thougth that maybe the EBM in the bottle made her unconfortable) but thankfully she HATED it! I then tried sitting her on her own and feeding her EBM and she took it! That happened over several days so I hope it still works when I go back to work. This way I can feed her the best until she does not want it anymore. Just thougth I would share in case it works for your little one(s). :haha

 

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