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Breast fed baby stopped drinking from a bottle. Sherri Paulhamus 1 child; Pennsylvania 10 posts
24th Jan '13

I have a 3 1/2 month old son who is ebf. Just last month and the months prior he was using a bottle to eat out of which had pumped breast milk in. Then 1 week ago he stopped drinking from any bottle. I would like to go back to work soon,any suggestions for how to get him to feed from a bottle again. I can't go anywhere without having to come home early to feed him.

lolajessup Due July 25 (girl); 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44057 posts
24th Jan '13

Hell get used to it. Don't worry. Sometimes it's easier when it's someone else icing te bottle and not you. He might refuse for awhile but eventually hell get hungry enough to give in. Or he'll just nurse all evening and night. So prepare for that.

Sherri Paulhamus 1 child; Pennsylvania 10 posts
24th Jan '13

I just want to know if there is some way to get him to drink from a bottle again,I don't understand why he stopped in the first place.

Jae- DJ Jordyn & Cams Mom 3 kids; San Diego, California 5928 posts
24th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Sherri Paulhamus:</b>" I have a 3 1/2 month old son who is ebf. Just last month and the months prior he was using a bottle to ... [snip!] ... suggestions for how to get him to feed from a bottle again. I can't go anywhere without having to come home early to feed him."</blockquote>




DS did this to me... Ended up having to mix my pumped milk with cereal and have DH spoon feed him. It worked fine. I nursed him when home and DH spoon fed him while I was at work. I went back to work when he was 14 weeks. He's now 4 and healthy :D

Sherri Paulhamus 1 child; Pennsylvania 10 posts
24th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Jae=Devin & Jordyns Mommy:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Sherri Paulhamus:</b>" I have a 3 1/2 month old son who is ebf. ... [snip!] ... him when home and DH spoon fed him while I was at work. I went back to work when he was 14 weeks. He's now 4 and healthy :D"</blockquote>




Thank you. :)

I'm Kayla 2 kids; Cold Lake, AB, Canada 33678 posts
status 24th Jan '13

There are other ways of feeding baby than just b**b and bottle.



http://www.sterifeed.com/feeding-cups/

Jae- DJ Jordyn & Cams Mom 3 kids; San Diego, California 5928 posts
24th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Sherri Paulhamus:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Jae=Devin & Jordyns Mommy:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting ... [snip!] ... while I was at work. I went back to work when he was 14 weeks. He's now 4 and healthy :D"</blockquote> Thank you. :)"</blockquote>



No problem.. No idea why DS rejected the bottle, but I never got him to take it.. From anyone.. Ever again. He finally started drinking from a sippy at like 11 months.



Lolajessup is right though you can expect him to nurse more when your home to make up for it.

Sherri Paulhamus 1 child; Pennsylvania 10 posts
24th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Jae=Devin & Jordyns Mommy:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Sherri Paulhamus:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Jae=Devin ... [snip!] ... from a sippy at like 11 months. Lolajessup is right though you can expect him to nurse more when your home to make up for it."</blockquote>




Thanks

Denise87 Due April 6 (girl); Indiana 321 posts
24th Jan '13

We travel a lot so I started our little girl using breast and bottle both and she did great with it until a little past 5 months and she just refused. She hasn't taken a bottle since and she still won't take a sippy either so its the b**b lol. I just remember that it won't last forever and I will miss it when were all done nursing