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8 month old won't take bottle. Please help me make a plan for going back to work (including overnights)

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Huishnish Wed 04-Jan-17 21:33:55

Hi all, would love some help to make a plan for my 8 month old ds2. He's been almost exclusively breastfed until now which I've loved. I've done a few bits and pieces of work and he's had sips of formula from a cup while I've been away but has tended to make up for it by feeding all night. In march I have to go to Spain for 2 nights and MIL will be looking after him, on the condition that he'll have a bottle by then. I've tried all sorts of different bottles/cups which he resolutely refuses. He eats three big meals a day plus snacks and has breastfeeds early morning and evening and is up once in the night. Plus he snacks a bit mid morning and afternoon. I know I could just go cold turkey on the breastfeeding but I'd really like to carry on feeding him until he's 1. I need to find a way for him to have a decent amount of milk/comfort from a bottle while I'm away. Would so appreciate some help/advice. Tia!

JiltedJohnsJulie Thu 05-Jan-17 19:15:29

My best suggestion would be to call one of the bfing helplines. A BFC should be able to help you come up with a plan smile

Phoenix76 Sat 07-Jan-17 00:12:42

Agree that talking to bf helpline is a good idea. Have you tried expressed bm rather than formula? He might just prefer your milk, also we had trouble with dd2 taking bottles, you may have already tried and apologies if you have but we had great success with Mam bottles. Good luck!

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