Won't take a bottle

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  1. Becky1

    Becky1 Well-Known Member

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    I'm struggling to keep up with my little mans demand for feeding and am considering introducing formula feeds at night. We've been trying a few bottles of expressed milk recently but he hates bottles (he won't take a dummy either). Anyone been through this and got any tips on how to get lo's to take a bottle?
     
  2. mablestarr

    mablestarr Well-Known Member

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    Hi Becky

    Which type of bottles have you tried? I'm using tommee tippee close to nature ones with the wide neck bottle. So far she takes the bottle and manages to latch on a few times a day, but doesnt entertain having a dummy.

    Have you tried expressing a bit into a bottle so that when you're introduing the bottle its the same milk that he's used to?

    Sorry don't have much else to suggest, just keep trying I guess.
    xx
     
  3. mrswoody

    mrswoody Well-Known Member

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    How old is your LO Becky?

    I had this with Madison, she took a bottle for a while, then I tried one night and she screamed blue murder for the boob.
    It took my a good few weeks to get her to take it in the end.

    I fed her from either her bouncer/car seat/propped up with cushions so that she didn't associate the feed with bfing iykwim. It eventually worked and now she will happily take the bottle. I used formula when introducing the bottle as I was so upset seeing bm wasted and being poorer away, I started with 2oz's to begin with and went from there.

    We use MAM bottles as well which are easy to use, anti colic and self sterilising in the microwave so no need for a steriliser.

    Good Luck xx
     
  4. Jbeanie

    Jbeanie Well-Known Member

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    A second vote here for the MAM bottles. They have a flatter different shaped teat to all other bottles and seem to be easier for LO to suck from. I use the anti colic bottles and they're so easy. X x
     
  5. Rhino Horn

    Rhino Horn Well-Known Member

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    Been through this and spent a fortune in the process!

    Breastflow bottles worked for us, had to order them from Amazon



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  6. Becky1

    Becky1 Well-Known Member

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    Hi

    Thanks for the tips ladies.

    LO is 4 weeks today (wheres that gone)! I was using avent bottles with expressed milk in.

    I mentioned my issues to a friend who brought me a mimijumi bottle - AMAZING - he took 4oz and no crying. So pleased :) Could be a different story feeding tomorrow tho!
     

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