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breastfed baby will not accept a bottle

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bobbiball Mon 27-Jul-09 19:46:53

My 20 wk old ds will no longer take formula or breast milk from a bottle. my dh very occasionally gave a bottle to give me a break but ds gets in a state and refuses, I've tried avent and tommy tippee teats.....can anybody help!?

Northernlurker Mon 27-Jul-09 19:49:00

I would give up tbh. I was never able to get dd2 or dd3 to take a bottle. Just hang in there with the breastfeeding. You will be starting on solids soonish if you ahven't already and then you do get a bit of a break as someone else can do that. Then it's on to cups - i found the Tommee Tippee one with the soft spout to be the best for us.

whomovedmychocolate Mon 27-Jul-09 19:50:47

Get a cup, a doidy cup is good but we gave DS a beaker at 24 weeks with water in it and he just started drinking straight away. Lots of spills but ho hum.

He's still breastfed but is one now and is keen on the white stuff too! But he entirely rejected bottles when we tried him on expressed milk hmm

GeorgeTheSlitheen Mon 27-Jul-09 19:50:55

I wish I could ! My 7 month old Ds Will Not take a bottle, we've been trying for months

I'll watch this with interest

bobbiball Mon 27-Jul-09 20:21:05

I guess he knows what he likes and bf-ing it is. I will have a go with the cup and fingers crossed he wont turn his little nose up at that!

ForExample Mon 27-Jul-09 20:27:39

I got mine to take a bottle using the playtex, natural teat, in latex.

Once they've got it with this one, you can move on to a more normal bottle. Independent chemists have them sometimes or you can get it online

Karam Mon 27-Jul-09 20:29:18

Give up. I literally wasted loads of money trying every type of bottle and teat going. DD1 had none of it. In the end, I did as my HV suggested, and waited until she weaned and gave her milk in a cup. She took that okay.

Some babies just don't like the bottle, and as I found out with DD2, some babies just don't like the boob! There's no changing them!!

bobbiball Mon 27-Jul-09 20:32:39

Hi did you use something like a tommee tippee first cup with the 2 hols in the spout?

ForExample Mon 27-Jul-09 20:34:55

these are the ones...

bobbiball Mon 27-Jul-09 20:37:27

Sorry ... the link didnt work

ForExample Mon 27-Jul-09 20:40:37

is it working now?

ForExample Mon 27-Jul-09 20:42:09

for some reason the latex seems to be more acceptable to bf babies than the silicone ones.

bobbiball Mon 27-Jul-09 20:45:14

Got it! i think .. playtex first sipster? looks ideal... will give it a go. thanks

bobbiball Mon 27-Jul-09 20:46:41

sorry i'm tired got the teat page now!! bed time for me

ForExample Mon 27-Jul-09 20:48:52

I think the Natural Action Latex Nipple (older baby) 2pk 3mths+ should be the one? You might have to buy a bottle and liner, but I think they also sell on ebay. It is a bit of a faff, but it did the trick for both of mine, and friends dc too. hth

BikeRunSki Mon 27-Jul-09 21:45:54

MAM teats have worked for a few of my friends in the same situation.

MrsOlf Tue 28-Jul-09 08:24:36

We had this problem with both our DDs. DD1 - I had very band mastitis at 5 weeks due to a tongue tie issue so DD1 had only EBM for 2 weeks whilst I recovered and we sorted her tongue out and I was so relieved not to be expressing that she didn't have a bottle for about 10 weeks. The only way we were able to get a bottle into her (and DD2) was by giving them a bottle with water in to play with. When they worked out how to suck on it (without pressure from me/DH or the stress from them crying from hunger and frustration) they were fine (took about a week). Then they were happy to take a bottle.

With DD2 (9 months), she is always happier to have EBM if she has seen me express. I then let her have a little bit of freshly expressed milk from the bottle, then she is much happier to have the bottle later on when she needs it.

Hope this helps.

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