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Day away from bottle refusing DD, any tips on how to cope welcome

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Squeakyheart Thu 15-May-14 09:54:09

My DH has a works do at the end of the month, it's a day that usually ends in a late night. My DM is looking after DD who will be 16 weeks and is BF, she has occasionally taken a bottle but when we tried the other night (using up defrosted BM after freezer issue) she screamed and screamed and wouldn't take the bottle at all.

Am now really worried how my DM will cope though she says it's no problem and DD will be more likely to take one when I am not there. She has taken a bottle from DH when I have been away for up to four hours so there may be something in this!

My other problem is that I am currently expressing like mad to build up the stock of milk in the freezer, so worried my supply will increase. So any tips on how to survive eight plus hours away without my boobs exploding! Nb DH has bought me a lovely designer handbag specifically for the event which won't fit a pump and also is black and white so will be wearing a strapless white dress! I am going to end up with wet circles aren't I?

Thanks for making it to the end and any advice welcome!

RedHatNoDrawers Thu 15-May-14 10:00:03

she may well take a bottle for your DM, but how about making sure you have a syringe as well just in case?

take plenty of breast pads and hand express in the loos if you need to.

FoxSticks Thu 15-May-14 10:04:31

Can you do a trial run with your mum to put your mind at ease? I sypathise though, I never successfully managed to get my dd to take a bottle.

RedHatNoDrawers Thu 15-May-14 10:07:06

Also worth trying cup rather than bottle? Ds2 has never taken a bottle, but will finally take a cup.

Squeakyheart Thu 15-May-14 18:36:03

Thank you all, never thought of a cup ! Will try that and maybe practice hand expressing. Am seeing mum at weekend so can get her to try with bottle while I go for a walk to the pub

Squeakyheart Wed 04-Jun-14 08:39:24

Update: DD screamed for first two bottles and then took them like a pro so hoping DH can continue with this. The hand expressing worked for a bit but end of day was engorged and took two days to recover but had a very lovely day and dress stayed dry!

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