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Baby now refusing bottle

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ValM Sat 27-May-17 21:44:03

My eight month old is mainly breastfed but has been taking a bottle before bed (we originally started putting expressed milk in it but then moved onto formula). He got his first two bottom teeth a month ago and over the past few weeks started getting fussy with the bottle and has been refusing it completely over the past week. We have tried different bottles, putting some expressed milk on the teat, me and my husband giving him the bottle, hiding the bottle with the muslin, distracting him with a comforter but nothing works....We've tried offering the milk in a sippy cup which hasn't worked either, he isn't a massive fan of the sippy cup anyway...Does anyone have any other suggestions and is this a phase that just passes? I really want to start weaning him off breast feeding but it feels like it'll never happen now!
Thanks so much

allthegoodnamesalreadytaken Sun 28-May-17 09:43:31

nuby straw cup?

Aquamarine1029 Sun 28-May-17 20:36:52

8 months is plenty old enough to start using a sippy cup. Neither one of my kids ever used a bottle.

ValM Mon 29-May-17 21:21:55

Thanks for the replies. we've been trying the Tommee Tippee straw cup and also the sippy cup, he takes some water from them but not loads so I'm worried that he'll take very little milk from them (but we are still trying anyway!). How long did it take for your LOs to start drinking properly from them?

allthegoodnamesalreadytaken Tue 30-May-17 07:10:36

My little one still doesn't drink properly from them to be honest. The most she has ever taken in one day is 7ozs more often than not she will manage about 4 ozs. After spending ridiculous amounts of money on different bottle sets and different formula brands I've finally just accepted that she loves breastfeeding and bottles of milk aren't her thing. She's coming up to 1 so about to fully wean off milk anyway.

ValM Tue 30-May-17 08:35:19

Oh I hear you! I think we have bought four different types of cups and borrowed about six different types of bottles from friends but no joy..his just clamps his mouth shut and pushes the bottle strange though because he used to take it so I've no idea why he is now totally refusing it! I was going to try a mini bottle of a different formula brand but something tells me it'll be the same story!

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