Formula...help!!!

Discussion in 'Feeding & Nutrition' started by hels, Mar 16, 2006.

  1. hels

    hels Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2005
    Messages:
    2,065
    Likes Received:
    0
    Charlotte really doesnt like bottles, when i have expressed milk and try and feed her she fusses and takes ages to take the bottle. I have been struggling with expressing lately(unsure why, i have plenty of milk) so sometimes i have asked Simon to give her a bottle of formula as her last feeds, so i can sleep. Charlotte will not take formula FULL STOP! She even pushes the bottle away and becomes hysterical. We have tried Aptmil and Cow & Gate. I am keen to be able to express more and for Charlotte to take formula as i will be going back to work a couple of days a week soon and Simon will be having Charlote.
    Does any one have any advice???
     
  2. *saulino*

    *saulino* Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2005
    Messages:
    10,452
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hi

    im sorry youve had lots of trouble im still breastfeeding Kiara so i have no clue what to do but have you been drinking lots of fluids cuz i hear that helps with how much milk you get?
    Either then that i have no clue im no help but i hope you figure somthing out xxx
    Katrina
     
  3. Layla

    Layla Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 19, 2005
    Messages:
    4,775
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hi hun

    when i change from breast to bottle, Coby wouldnt take to it either, but in the end i found it the was teats he didnt like, after coming off the breast, bottle teats can be a bit to round.

    so i tried him on these....

    http://www.thatcuteage.com/2-Feeding/c5 ... DoublePack


    they worked brill and he took to the bottle right away.

    I cant advise you on expressing tho, i didnt do it myself, I put Coby on to Farleys milk

    xxx
     
  4. Lucy

    Lucy Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2005
    Messages:
    1,219
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hi Hels

    Which teats do you use? Olivia didn't like the NUK ones but is fine with the Tommy Tippee Nuby teat (it's got wee bumps on it).

    Maybe the combination of her usually being fussy with the bottle but the strange taste has made her refuse the combination all together? Have you tried giving her some formula from a spoon?

    Hope Charlie gets used to the formula soon!

    Lucy x
     
  5. Rosieroo

    Rosieroo Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2005
    Messages:
    6,128
    Likes Received:
    0
    Sometimes if Ella acts like this I turn her towards my breast into the position she's used to breastfeeding from and she'll usually take the bottle.

    She also uses Nuby teats, previously she was on MAM teats and these were fine but I couldn't find any faster flow ones when I went to Tesco.
     
  6. Manda

    Manda Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2005
    Messages:
    901
    Likes Received:
    0
    I used to express loads then i went a couple of days without expressing now i'm lucky to get 2 ounces out even though my boobs are full, i read that a hot flannel placed over your boob before expressing might help and also massage however neither worked for me but you never jbow they might for you.
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice