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My baby girl is 6 1/2 months old and has been breastfed so far, however I'm going away for a weekend at the end of February and so I need her to start taking a bottle. I've started weaning her and she eats her purees well, but will only drink a tiny bit of milk or water from a bottle or cup. Mostly she just chews the bottle and plays with it, or gets upset if she is very hungry and offered a bottle. Any ideas on how I can encourage her to drink from a bottle?
My ds is almost 10 months and I introduced a bottle at 8 months. Well we had a few half hearted attempts before hand but I didn't persevere. In the end I put formula in the bottle and just let him play with it at a time I knew he wasn't hungry.
After a few days of this I let I'm play with it at around feed time. He liked it to be really quite warm. Once he started sucking on the bottle I replaced it with EBM and strangely enough he would take it better from me than anyone else. Now a few weeks down the line he has stayed with my parent overnight and took a bottle beautifully.
I did initially try and go down the sippy cup route but it really isn't as soothing as a bottle and although he doesn't feed to sleep he does feed when he wakes from a nap etc so is still all snugly and sleepy.