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How do you introduce a bottle? Is 12 weeks too late?

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phdlife Thu 09-Jul-09 12:13:56

dd is 12 weeks ebf but I'd like to get her to take a bottle of ebm from dh. we've had two go's that were utter failures, think the teat flow was too fast because she just didn't know what to do with it. I gave her a bit of bf first so she wasn't too hungry, was that a mistake?

any hints/tips please?

1973magpie Thu 09-Jul-09 12:57:16

Hi we are just starting again with introducing a bottle for ds (he's 6.5months!) and didn't like it the first couple of times.

We changed to Tommee Tippee bottles with a one hole teat (newborn size) and he seems to be happy with that.

I don't feed him first as I feel then he would know what he was missing IYSWIM?

HTH smile

phdlife Thu 09-Jul-09 13:04:50

that's a fair point, might try it like that.

got another teat, some American ones sent by my dsis. will see if dd likes the slower flow better.

mears Thu 09-Jul-09 13:08:46

12 weeks isn't too late but don't distress your baby. If it doesn't work, leave it a few days and start again.

I introduced a teat when going back to work which ranged between 10 and 18 weeks with babes (I have 4).

I did start a breast feed and once milk was flowing slipped breast out and teat in. Babies didn't seem to care!

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