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tilder Thu 04-Oct-12 21:38:47

My baby is 7 months and is currently mainly breastfed. Have been trying with bottles go 2 months and she can do it but she rarely takes more than an ounce. Am getting a bit desperate. Any tips?

She is similarly determined with food and refuses all spoons. Am doing blw as the only way forward.

Lia1977 Thu 04-Oct-12 22:28:05

My son refused food until he was 8 months and half. He was "addicted" to breast smile I breastfed until he was nearly 13 months but by that time he was just doing it before going to bed as a habit. He never took the bottle, went straight to the cup. If I knew what I know today, I wouldn't have spent so much time worrying and would not spend lots of ££ in special bottles and titssmile

MigGril Fri 05-Oct-12 06:45:43

Do you need him to take a bottle? now he's 7 months and starting solids you can just go straight to a cup. and if leaving him in the day for short periods just leave a snake and drink.

Ragwort Fri 05-Oct-12 07:03:06

I like the idea of leaving a snake grin.

Seriously, don't bother with bottles, go straight to cups, personally I loathe seeing babies who can sit up etc with bottles, but that's just me being judgy I suppose smile

HSMM Fri 05-Oct-12 07:06:16

DD refused bottles and went straight onto an anywayup cup.

ZuleikaD Fri 05-Oct-12 08:53:55

DS wasn't having anything to do with bottles either, we went straight to a cup.

tilder Fri 05-Oct-12 13:13:40

Thanks guys. Wanted to do bottles as they tend to drink more milk that way. I have tried tinker topper and avent healers and she will take a few sips but will then just wait for the boob.

I guess the problem is she can do it she just doesn't want to and as she is eating so little I want to keep her milk intake up. Arrgh!

What type of healers would you recommend? Am after one she can use herself that won't spill.

tilder Fri 05-Oct-12 13:14:18

Healers? Meant beakers. Auto correct on overdrive.

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