Help...refusing bottle!!

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  1. SH88

    SH88 Well-Known Member

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    My lg is 8 weeks old tomorrow and is ebf but I really want to introduce at least 1 bottle a day but she refuses to take a bottle. So far my husband has managed to give her 2oz of ebm but now she just screams.

    Please can someone suggest how I can get my lg to take a bottle as I'm beginning to regret exclusively bf.

    Thank you for any advice
    Xx
     
  2. dollface79

    dollface79 Well-Known Member

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    I have never bf but when my little one had problems with her bottles it turned out it was the make of bottle so i switched to cheap ones and she is fine with them.
     
  3. ScotchEgg

    ScotchEgg Well-Known Member

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    I've got a friend who introduced a bottle at the same sort of time. Her lg refused it point blank the first time, took a few ml a few days later and gradually built up to a whole feed over a few weeks. Our lb takes a bottle well but some days will refuse point blank anyway!
     
  4. Bonfire Bride

    Bonfire Bride Well-Known Member

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    Just take it easy with the introduction of a bottle. Just put a tiny bit of EBM in and see what happens. Oliver would take a bottle from about 7 weeks and then went on to bottle strike until about a month ago (he is 6.5 months) Our mistake was not to keep trying and giving a bottle. Just keep at it, but if little one says no, then dont try and carry on getting her to take it. Good Luck xx
     

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