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Help needed getting baby to take bottle!

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Flossy78 Sat 25-Jun-11 23:37:04

Hi guys, am new to mumsnet & really hope you can help. DD is 8 wks old and been breastfed since birth. She's very hungry & I need a break from bf'ing so have been expressingcso DH can feed her. But madam won't take a bottle & screams lots when we try. She doesn't seem to realise that it's food & plays with the teat in her mouth until she gets annoyed & then cries. We've tried Tommy Tippee bottles, NUK & Dr Browns. No real success yet. Does anyone have any advice or tips before I go mad??

WickedWomble Sat 25-Jun-11 23:43:56

We went through this and after 6 brands it was Breastflow bottles that worked. Go to their website for a free sample.

Lots of threads on this issue. Try searching 'refusing bottle'!

Flossy78 Sun 26-Jun-11 07:03:01

Thanks for the info. Will try Breastflow and look for advice on other threads smile

flowerfairy Sun 26-Jun-11 15:45:33

in the same boat as i go back to work in 2 weeks and dd still won't take anymore than 20mls. somebody has just lent me a breastflow bottle as refuse to pay out anymore for bottles. dd did take some, made sure i was out of the house and dh gave it to her. everyone keeps reassuring me that she will take it when i'm not there. have decided that i must chill and eventually she will do it when she is ready. as wicked womble says threads on next page i think, lots of tips. good luck

fraktious Sun 26-Jun-11 16:10:28

Bizarrely DS doesn't like the ones which are like boob but will take an Avent.

YogaMummy2B Sun 26-Jun-11 19:58:52

Try Kellymom website for tips on how to introduce bottle too. I used them and worked a treat.

Flossy78 Sun 26-Jun-11 23:18:56

Thanks for the replies & support girls. Yes I think it will take time & patience. I just hope it works soon smile

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