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paddying at the bottle before taking it

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andrealynne Tue 12-Feb-13 20:01:13

Brilliant, your view on it makes a lot of sense to me now, i couldn't figure it out myself but thinking about it she probably does prefer the breast and I think I will ease her into it more gradually. It was my mum who said she might be pushing the boundaries but she thought I used to paddy at 3 months haha!
Thank you so much for getting back to me so soon just needed that bit of advice as she's such a good baby and hardly anything upsets her grin x

tiktok Tue 12-Feb-13 14:49:26

She is definitely not 'pushing the boundaries to see what she can get away with'....who on earth told you that?! sad

Yes, aged 3, perhaps; definitely not at 6 mths. We know babies don't have the cognitive power to manipulate in that way, and to 'act' being awkward and defiant.

You are right - her responses indicate distress. Perhaps a bit of confusion.

This seems to be transient and she may just get over it, but it also sounds as if she is just expressing a preference for the breast - would you think about just breastfeeding her when she is like that? You could make the transition to bottle a little more gradual?

andrealynne Tue 12-Feb-13 14:25:28

my little girl is just 6 month old and i have been expressing milk for her for the last 5/6 weeks and has been taking the bottle fine. as well as putting her on the breast and i started her on formula milk 2 weeks ago as i am now ready to ween her off the breast due to going back to work and she has taken to the formula quite well but for the last week when shes hungry i get her bottle ready be it breast milk or formula as soon as i get in possition she will start to paddy or at least thats what it seems like shes doing because i will put the bottle to her mouth and she just wont take it untill shes worked herself up so much she starts to suck her fingers and i can then get the bottle in her mouth and she will then take it. i have been told thats shes now pushing the boundaries to see what she can get away with but im not sure. any advice on this would be great as i dont want my baby being unhappy sad

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