Just interested to know, my aunt is convinced that the reason her ds took a bottle while her dd refused was that her ds had had a dummy while she wouldn't allow her dd to have one. I have 3 ds's, ds1 and ds2 had dummies, ds3 didn't and he's the only one who has refused a bottle. Anyone else have any experience of this?
mummy23, ds3 has been taking expressed milk from a bottle practically since he was born because he was premature. However he has since decided that he dislikes bottles! I have managed to get him to take it again but only when I withhold the breast for ages so he has no choice. Just that someone here recently said their baby took the bottle after taking a dummy with a similar teat. I wondered if perhaps my unwillingness to give a dummy had backfired on me!
Dd was a very sucky baby, so she had a dummy and then had no problem taking a bottle of expressed milk.
Ds never took to a dummy and I never managed to get him to take a bottle either. Bit of a pain sometimes as he was so reliant on me always being there to feed him, but at least never had the bother of weaning him off it!