Fortunately she has taken a bottle from a young age. Lord knows how I'm ever going to wean her off them! I was hoping that I was one of those people that retained weight while bfing that would drop off when I stopped. Still hoping...
Oh golly, I am so ! Ds1 took bottle at 16 months and it was a life saver. Mind you he still has it and is 5 There's nobody to get ds2 to sleep apart from me and he won't taker it from me at all, I feel torn to ribbons, am so tired!!
I'm really sorry you're having to do it against your will, that's horrid.
Oh flight, that's a real PITA, no advice I am afraid, but I know my friend is going through the same thing with her LO a couple of months younger than ours as she is going to have to go away with work. The first night was fine apparently, but the second night she (her DD) knew something was up and started to panic and took hours to get to sleep. She was better after a couple of days but then only wanted to be put to bed by her dad. She doesn't take a bottle either but has lots of yoghurts etc. during the day.
Will he drink from a sippy cup? DD will though won't take milk from it, which bizarrely is apparently quite common.
Anyway, where is aitch, how hard can it be with a toddler and a newborn? surely she's got loads of time to Mnet !
What about milk with cinnamon or honey, yuck IMO but he might like it? I think DD's milk is less a sleeping aid now than it used to be. She used to lay on the sofa or on our laps to drink it, but in the last few weeks she has started to wonder around with the bottle and go back to getting her toys out , it's more just to fill her up before bed really. What does DS drink (apart from breast milk)? Would a warm water/diluted juice and a biscuit (Organix No Junk one's natch ) do the trick?
It is good news Aitch cos you're still hanging on in there.
DS was seriously faffing at the breast. Then about 2 weeks later he developed white spots on his tongue. It was only until I saw the white spots did I know that he had thrush - hence the faffing. Four days into Nystatin he has stopped faffing so much.