Giving breast milk in bottle

Discussion in 'Breastfeeding' started by Blueclass, Aug 30, 2016.

  1. Blueclass

    Blueclass Well-Known Member

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    Hi ladies I'm hoping to get some advice. My lo is refusing breast milk in a bottle. I love breast feeding but id also like to be able to go to the gym or have a glass of wine with dinner ect. Has anyone else had this and if so what did you do? I got loads of bags of milk in the freezer.
     
  2. helenmelon5

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    Hi,

    I had this with my last little one. She refused a bottle. Until 6 months. I tried everything but in the end it was finding a bottle she liked ( MAM and I spent a small fortune on them all )

    . From experience I think its about :
    trying different bottles/teats.. Have you tried the new Mimbie bottle? Apparently brilliant for babies who refuse all methods of being fed with bottle. https://minbie.co.uk - its an Australian company ( I bought one in advance for this baby and they are around £10 )

    Finding a time when you don't have to give it to her to introduce it. So there is no pressure for her to take.

    Getting some else other than you to give it.

    Giving it at the same time to start a routine of her becoming used to it. Maybe at a time she she is hungrier ( after a nap )

    This time round my 4 week old is taking bottles but I purchased a Mimbie thinking I would have the same problem. He happily takes the Medula bottles -. My daughter ended up on Mam bottles. The only one she would entertain.

    I feel for you as know how wearing it is not getting any respite and not being able to do anything other than working round the bf routine.

    Stick with it and try daily with a tiny amount of milk. Maybe doing it at the same time to see if you have any success with it becoming part of her routine. Once she takes it you can then switch about.


    Hope that helps in some way

    Helen
     
  3. Blueclass

    Blueclass Well-Known Member

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    Thanks il have a look. It's odd as she takes a bottle of formula every night but will not take breast milk iv tried warming it and still she won't take it.
     
  4. Sprout

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    You can drink while breastfeeding btw
     
  5. Blueclass

    Blueclass Well-Known Member

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    I know I had two when I was at a party at the weekend but I want to be able to leave her for a bit and go to the gym and I can only do it if I leave formula. I don't like giving it in the day as I worked hard to get my milk supply up and don't want to risk it drying up. Also I go back to work in 6 months and I'd like to leave her with breast milk.
     

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