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EBF 10 week old refusing bottle

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CathyandHeathcliff Sun 30-Dec-18 21:39:45

I’ve been breastfeeding my 10 week old since he was born, since about 3 weeks he has been fed a bottle of expressed breast milk every night - my OH gives it to him.
He now point blank refuses it, he cries and pushes it away and seems really distressed. We keep persisting, but he isn’t taking it anymore. I’m really disappointed by this because I was hoping to start introducing a bottle of formula at 5/6 months and slowly wean him off the breast by the time I go back to work and he’s on solids.
All he wants is the breast, although before he had no problem with the bottle!

Please help, anyone with any advice or information would be appreciated.

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Running365 Thu 03-Jan-19 20:29:29

I was about to write an identical post about my 10 week old who's been having a bottle once a day of EBM from OH since week 4. We're on day 7 of refusal...can't work it out!

Dandelion89 Thu 03-Jan-19 20:37:36

My 14 week old baby girl started refusing a bottle at 5 weeks and we've still had no luck in getting her to take one again. It's like she doesn't know how to suck a bottle. Apparently this is a common issue with breastfed babies.

itsharderthanithought89 Thu 03-Jan-19 20:54:14

You probably don't want to hear this but my DS did this and never took a bottle again.

Took a couple of expressed feeds when very young and then point blank refused.

He is now 11 months and will drink from a NUK beaker, but bfds throughout the night (cosleeping).

MummEE2 Fri 11-Jan-19 03:47:16

I've not had quite the same issue but my LO took tomme tipee bottle once, then kept refusing for a week. I then tried MAM bottle (they have flat teets instead of round ones) and he took it straight away and not had a problem since. Now nearly 10 weeks old and BF but has expressed bottle twice a week

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