bottle refusal please help!!

(28 Posts)
LimesMum Tue 13-Sep-16 17:05:24

My dd1 refused bottles from 4 months having taken them from 6 weeks - I really didn't want this to happen again so started early with dd2 (4 weeks) she was taking them fine and just this past week started to take less and the last 2 days won't at all. She gags badly and screams

Any ideas or advice greatly appreciated as I desperately want to succeed this time. It's all been expressed breast milk...

It's starting to make me so frustrated!!

She is 8 weeks old and I've also tried different people giving and waiting until really hungry....

LimesMum Tue 13-Sep-16 21:29:03

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LimesMum Wed 14-Sep-16 09:37:27

Nobody got any advice confused

CocoLoco87 Wed 14-Sep-16 09:44:48

No advice really but I do sympathise!!

DS wouldn't take a bottle of BM or F so I ended up BF till he was 9.5 months. I'd only really planned on doing 6 months! We tried different formulas and different bottles / teats. DH tried feeding him with me out the house so he wouldn't smell my BM.

I used to get very upset and teary over it. DH was fantastic support and we set a date and went cold turkey. The morning of no BF he took a bottle no problem...I couldn't believe the struggle we'd had and then the cheeky sod just took the bottle!

Keep persevering, and do you have support at home from a partner or parents / ILS?

IwillrunIwillfly Wed 14-Sep-16 09:52:06

Could she have reflux? So its not so much the bottle that shes refusing but she gets sore when she does?

LimesMum Wed 14-Sep-16 09:55:27

Thanks, I bf dd1 until 15 months as she was so stubborn!!! Hence why I'm so anxious to nip this in the bud!!!

Yes I do have Husband but he's rarely here as works a lot .

I'm wondering whether to just try once a day ? Also if she doesn't take it what happens? Do I just give in and bf??

Or do I keep trying at each feed??

Or do I wait a while and give her a break from it before trying again?

Thanks

mothertotwins Wed 14-Sep-16 09:56:37

Have you changed the teats to a faster flow? Might help..

LimesMum Wed 14-Sep-16 09:57:10

I have wondered if she has reflux and she does have a few signs of it but she isn't really even trying it anymore - as soon as it enters her mouth she gags on it and screams

LimesMum Wed 14-Sep-16 10:00:15

Yes moved up to faster flow. So she was taking with newborn one but had started to take hardly any be really slow so I moved up to size 2 and that's when these issues have started but now happens with 1 or 2 regardless

I've just ordered a munchkin latch bottle which is new and meant to be most like a breast!?!

CocoLoco87 Wed 14-Sep-16 10:07:51

Good luck! I hope it works for you smile

mothertotwins Wed 14-Sep-16 10:29:51

It could be a teething thing- sensitivity to teats caused by sore gums..

Do you use infacol or anything else before feeding?

mothertotwins Wed 14-Sep-16 10:30:29

There should've been an OR in between those two sentences

LimesMum Wed 14-Sep-16 10:33:18

DD 1 did get teeth at 11 weeks...

Yes use infacol before every feed!!

mothertotwins Wed 14-Sep-16 10:37:40

Gosh- I hope it gets better for you. My dd does this sometimes but it only seems to last a day or two. I put it down to sensitive gums. We get milk in her by feeding her until she's upset, giving her the dummy for a bit to calm down, then try again.....

Good luck!

FiaMarrow Wed 14-Sep-16 10:40:20

I'd recommend trying a different brand - the teats vary greatly from one to another. DS really struggled with Tommy Tippee so we switched to Avent. Other babies will be fine with TT.

Hopefully the new one you've ordered will do the trick smile

LimesMum Wed 14-Sep-16 15:38:37

Thanks all just waiting on the Amazon delivery! Then will give it another go. Just wasting so much breast milk!!!

LimesMum Wed 14-Sep-16 19:15:04

So the new bottle is also a no go ......

Babytalkobsession Wed 14-Sep-16 19:26:20

Ah my ds1 didn't take a bottle until he was 7 months so, like you, started ds2 on 1 per day at 4 weeks. We're now in the same boat. He's not interested at all and will only calm down with boob!

Have a wedding to go to early next month and baby not invited so not sure what the hell im going to do.

If I find something that works will let you know!

LimesMum Wed 14-Sep-16 20:18:01

Oh please do!!!!

How old is he?

Heatherbell1978 Wed 14-Sep-16 20:24:44

I tried every single bottle on the market with DS1 (bought single bottles on Amazon Prime) and persevered from 4 weeks old. It was painful as he just refused or took one one day and not the next. One day I heated the milk a bit more than usual (obviously still a safe heat) and he gulped it down. Breast milk is warmer than you think so make sure milk is warm enough. I know it's against guidelines but I always used the microwave to heat it. Obvs shook it well and tested first.

Heatherbell1978 Wed 14-Sep-16 20:26:02

Oh and it was a Dr Browns bottle that worked eventually. He was about 10 weeks by this point.

MrsSparkles Wed 14-Sep-16 20:28:07

I feel your pain dd1 swapped no trouble at all. Dd2 (15 weeks) totally refuses a bottle. Persevering though, as I appreciate the freedom the odd bottle gives you!

Babytalkobsession Wed 14-Sep-16 21:36:57

Limes he's 10 weeks. I want to continue breastfeeding, but do one bottle a day to give me a break. I remember with ds1 struggling to get my hair cut etc so this time around was determined for a bit more flexibility.

Will try the tip up thread about heating the milk more. Makes sense.

LimesMum Wed 14-Sep-16 22:47:18

I've just ordered a minbie bottle... When in doubt throw loads of money at the problem ha ha!!! Seems fairly similar to the munchkin latch but we will see!!!!

MrsSparkles Wed 14-Sep-16 22:48:48

Are you doing it or someone else? I think they tend to do better with bottles with someone else.

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