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My baby won't take a bottle!

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JoBeth82 Sat 19-Aug-17 09:39:32

Hi, im really hoping someone can help me with my problem. My 6 month D WILL NOT take my breast milk from a beaker or a bottle, only from my breast. She will happily drink water from a beaker or bottle but as soon as she tastes my milk she makes a disgusted face and refuses it (we later realised my milk when frozen then defrosted tasted disgusting, and also if its been kept in the fridge for more than 1 day it tastes awful) i have been expressing (although i only get a small amount out) and trying her with the fresh milk and still no joy! I could understand if she refused ALL liquids in the bottle etc but as she doesnt it is getting very very stresful for me. I adore breastfeeding and find it so easy and natural as i did with my first child however she did take a bottle aswell so i could let other people feed her also. Im feeling really distressed over this problem as i am the only person that can feed her and i am unable to leave her with my mother/husband etc for any length of time. Has a yone else experienced this problem? X

museumum Sat 19-Aug-17 09:42:56

My ds wouldn't drink from bottles. He still went for 5-6hrs at a time without me from 6mo a few times a week. We made sure his food was very high dairy and protein (yoghurt, cream cheese) and also gave him porridge made with breast milk. He drank water. He was fine.

museumum Sat 19-Aug-17 09:43:54

Don't think that's clear - I worked and left him with mil and nursery 6hrs 3x a week. Bf him before and after.

GreenGoblin0 Sat 19-Aug-17 10:35:45

Dd1 started nursery at 8 months having never taken ebf milk from a bottle. I sent in some ebf and she would occasionally have some from a beaker but mostly she would just make up for it when we got home (at nursery from 830 - 6 pm

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