From Breast To Bottle

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jessielouwho - May 17

My ds is 9 wks and I am trying to introduce him to the bottle but he does not like it. I would like to be able to leave him w/ my sister sometimes and also allow his father and the rest of my family to feed him. I have the playtex nurser starter kit w/ nipples that are made to mimic the br___t but I'm still having a hard time. Know any tricks for getting your bf baby to nurse from a bottle?

 

jessielouwho - May 22

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olivia - May 23

We had no luck until 6-7 months! They sort of make up their mind sometimes and it can be impossible. I am not sure mimicing the b___st by getting special bottles helps. They know it's not mama no matter what kind of bottle you give. Chances are you're just going to have to leave him somewhere (you can't be around) and when he's hungry enough he'll take it (from someone else). Good luck to you!

 

Renee-Marie - May 25

See if you can get the nipple shield. This will allow him to nurse from you but will introduce him to the same nipple sensation he gets from the bottle. I am currently using this for my DS because he was in the NICU after birth for over one week and I oculd not be with him all the time. So he was taking bottled b___st milk, but when it was time to get him to latch onto me, we had issues. I'm not sure this would work for you , since the situation is in the reverse. What can you lose? Try it!!

 

ca_pink - May 26

It takes persistence and the right nipple/bottle. We started our baby a couple days ago (at 8 weeks). The first day, she only played with it, but wouldn't really eat. The second day, same thing. So, we decided to try Dr. Brown bottles. The third day, she drank 2.5 oz. Needless to say, we will continue to use Dr. Brown bottles. I know it can get frustrating... so be patient and persistent. Good luck!

 

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