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Best bottle for 14m breast fed baby

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toastedbeagle Sun 07-Feb-16 16:48:47

Exclusively breast fed my DS as never really took to bottle... Really need to get him on to some other form of feeding tho. He usually has a feed at 6am / 7pm and will have cup of water / squash in day. Going to a wedding in 3.5months and actually beginning to doubt whether I will get to go as involves being away from kids overnight.

Any recommendations for a bottle for a breastfed boy? Used Avent so far, but he won't take them.

blamethecat Sun 07-Feb-16 16:50:19

How about just using a cup, my Ds didn't take a bottle but was fine with the tommee tippee cup.

Salene Sun 07-Feb-16 16:50:25

Bottles are meant to be finished by 12 months so I wouldn't be looking to get him on a bottle

Just use a normal cup or cup with a straw.

daluze Sun 07-Feb-16 18:44:37

As above, I wouldn't try to introduce bottle at this age. At 17 months he can do fine with cow's milk from a cup (especially if he has only 2 breastfeeds now), and your supply will be fine even if you don't feed for a day or too.
However, I did not dare to leave DS1 overnight untill he was 2.5... not because of feeding, but because I used to be the only one to put him to sleep and he wanted to see me first thing in the morning...

cathpip Sun 07-Feb-16 18:52:43

Sports water bottle. Dc3 never took a bottle and went straight to beakers.

toastedbeagle Sun 07-Feb-16 21:07:14

Yes I'm the only one who's done bed time ever, hoping that if he'd reliably have some milk he might tolerate someone else putting him down...

MarlenaGru Sun 07-Feb-16 21:22:11

Definitely a cup. My DD is 19 months and has milk from a cup. I fed her morning and night until about 2 weeks ago. I have been away for a few nights for work and she had milk from a cup and coslept with my DH and she never bothered. He had to get used to putting her to bed without milk and it took a while but he now does bed times and I have almost totally stopped feeding. My supply was also fine being away for 3 or 4 days at a time.

daluze Mon 08-Feb-16 00:18:44

You never know - he might drop evening feed by then, my DS1 stopped breastfeeding in the evenings around that age (asked for milk from the fridge instead, which was quite sad at the beginning), although he did not like cow's milk until 15 months. 3.5 months is a long time, a lot can change.
Maybe do some trial nights out when someone else puts him to bed (and you have nice dinner out!), before leaving him overnight?

FellOutOfBedTwice Mon 08-Feb-16 00:31:59

My BF DD hates sippy cups and rejected all bottles but loves her munchkin straw cup. It's got a little weight on the straw so she can drink it at whatever weird angle she fancies and the straw is soft silicone and kind of nipple-like. As soon as it became clear she liked it I brought a load because she was a demon for drinking out of anything but me previously!

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