how do i get him off the boob?

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  1. pattiswann

    pattiswann New Member

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    any suggestions?

    james is now 6 months old and although i still want to breast feed morning and night, i need him to start taking formula during the day in preparation for my return to work. :cry:

    but he wont have it! he refuses the formula and then wont put the bottle back in his mouth! :roll:

    ive expressed since he was 4 weeks and hes never had a problem drinking from a bottle, but now hes refusing breast milk from it too!!! :?

    its like hes got a sixth sense!! :lol:

    any body else ahd this? what did you do?
     
  2. soconfused

    soconfused Well-Known Member

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    when my midwife talked to me about expressing milk and feeding my little chicken. she said that she may not take a bottle from me because she will still be able to smell my breast milk. she advised me that if i wanted to bottle feed or express that she would take to it a lot easier if someone else fed her the bottle.

    hope this helps

    xxx
     
  3. emilia

    emilia Well-Known Member

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    As long as your baby has been weaned - I would think it's the perfect time to offer drinks in suitable cups. My daugther went from boob to cup - only much later did she take to a bottle!
    Don't worry too much - you little bunny won't go without.
    Good luck
    Emilia xx
     
  4. Kerry

    Kerry Well-Known Member

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    I too would say try a cup!!

    Good luck
     

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