I Breastfeed My DD But Want To Use The Bottle As Well

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NVgirl - February 5

I have been BF my DD for 12 weeks now... I am going to work on Feb 20th, so I will be pumping and my mother will be watching my DD while I am at work so she needs to be fed via the bottle -- My problem is getting my DD to take the bottle. Up until a few weeks ago I have been going back and forth with BFing and the bottle but about 3 weeks ago my DD decided she didn't want the bottle just me. What can I do to get her to take the bottle again so my Mom can watch her?

 

Emily - February 5

first off, re introduce the bottle when she is hungry but not really hungry. If she isn't hungry enough she will just refuse it alltogether and if she is too hungry she will frustrated and liable to scream harder casue she isn't getting what she is used to. Also have someone else reintroduce the bottle. Liek your dh or mom. You may even have to leave the house so she doesn't refuse caus you are there. My dd will take either the b___st or a bottle of pumped milk but she still prefers to nurse. Also you may try different kinds of bottle with diffrent kinds of nipples. My dd will use plain old cheapo evenflo bottle with a standard nipple But they make nipples that are more like the b___st. Maybe you should try one of those. Lkiek I have heard good thigns about playtex and dr browns. Also it could be that she gets more air from the bottle and is gasy after a bottle feed and doesn’t like it. They make bottle for that too. Like dr brown's I think is good for that. Good luck with it and just keep trying.

 

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