Hi all. I wondered if anybody has any advice. My baby has previously taken a bottle of expressed milk. However the last couple of times my husband has tried she just won't take the bottle. I wondered how anybody else established this? I just want to be able to give her the odd bottle if I am going out (hoping to start going swimming soon but can't if we can't crack this).
It’s perfectly normal and if you search the MN archive, you’ll find lots of threads on bottle refusal. If you want to go swimming, I’d go and leave DH with some ebm in a cup. I did this with my bottle refusing pair
Things that worked for us: - Used MAM bottles - Husband held baby facing out from his body so a different sensation to breastfeeding - Husband had item of my clothing next to baby - Made sure milk was body temp - I was not in the room or in sight
My ds never had a bottle. We used a doidy cup and expressed milk when I went out without them but I found they would not take much and then would make up for it later with longer and more frequent feeds. Whilst not ideal it did make it easier when weaning as they were already used to drinking from a cup.