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babysitting 7month old help. Smokey_Taboo Due April 22; 1 child; California 5480 posts
13th Feb '13

ok im typing with one finger here so bear with me. im watching a friends baby while she was a 15 course dinner with her husband. the baby is ebf.. but will take a bottle sometimes, im seeing she needs the milk rly warm but even she naws on it or just sucks for a second.. she does wanna be in the ergo close to me but the she starts rooting kinda i offer the bottle, a baby puff or a her fingers. any other tips to help her take bm in the bottle?

Bad Things 1 child; Blacksburg, SC, United States 16785 posts
13th Feb '13
Quoting Smokey_Taboo:" ok im typing with one finger here so bear with me. im watching a friends baby while she was a 15 course ... [snip!] ... she starts rooting kinda i offer the bottle, a baby puff or a her fingers. any other tips to help her take bm in the bottle?"


Do you have a medicine cup? Or a medicine syringe?



You can try cup feeding her bm.

Jennybananna 2 kids; Gilbert, AZ, United States 25079 posts
13th Feb '13

Hold her really close to your chest and try that. If not you can try a syringe or dropper. Maybe even a spoon with small sips.

Smokey_Taboo Due April 22; 1 child; California 5480 posts
13th Feb '13
Quoting JessieLeeAnne:" Do you have a medicine cup? Or a medicine syringe? You can try cup feeding her bm."



no but her tomee tipee has a lid i can use?

Smokey_Taboo Due April 22; 1 child; California 5480 posts
13th Feb '13
Quoting Jennybananna:" Hold her really close to your chest and try that. If not you can try a syringe or dropper. Maybe even a spoon with small sips."


she is what we have been doing. when she wasnt in the ergo she was pressing herself so hard against me. she started to get calm so i tired to take it off and she actually tired to pull it back on.. so ive just been in rhe ergo with my arms wrapped around her, and when i have tired to feed her its been in here.

Smokey_Taboo Due April 22; 1 child; California 5480 posts
13th Feb '13

she has had about to meltdowns 5mins and then the other one was like 20mins.. with a few calm breaks in between thanks to my toddler helping.
you dont think i should call her mama or anything, they are like a hour away..
i did text her telling her that she fussed and was now asleep.
this is her first time being watched by someone not mama or daddy.

Jennybananna 2 kids; Gilbert, AZ, United States 25079 posts
13th Feb '13
Quoting Smokey_Taboo:" she is what we have been doing. when she wasnt in the ergo she was pressing herself so hard against ... [snip!] ... it back on.. so ive just been in rhe ergo with my arms wrapped around her, and when i have tired to feed her its been in here."

If its something you are comfortable with and the mother would be too. Take your shirt off and try some skin to skin while feeding. She will most likely just drink enough to keep her happy instead of a full meal.

Smokey_Taboo Due April 22; 1 child; California 5480 posts
13th Feb '13
Quoting Jennybananna:" If its something you are comfortable with and the mother would be too. Take your shirt off and try some ... [snip!] ... off and try some skin to skin while feeding. She will most likely just drink enough to keep her happy instead of a full meal."


ok i will keep that in mind, she does like b**bs and her widdle face is pressed against me now, they are leaving the hotel in about a hr then i think it take 45mins to a hr to get home. Im hoping she will just sleep in the ergo the rest of time. damn i gotta pee....

Jennybananna 2 kids; Gilbert, AZ, United States 25079 posts
13th Feb '13
Quoting Smokey_Taboo:" ok i will keep that in mind, she does like b**bs and her widdle face is pressed against me now, they ... [snip!] ... i think it take 45mins to a hr to get home. Im hoping she will just sleep in the ergo the rest of time. damn i gotta pee.... "

i have peed with a baby in the ergo before. You gotta do what you gotta do.

Bad Things 1 child; Blacksburg, SC, United States 16785 posts
13th Feb '13
Quoting Smokey_Taboo:" no but her tomee tipee has a lid i can use?"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ZCm_MhP39M
Yes... I think so... even a spoon would work.



Just do small amounts at a time Ive attached a video. It's of a newb, but same concept. I had to do it to LO when he wouldnt latch. Im sure a 7 month old could do it as well.

......................... Oregon 14226 posts
13th Feb '13

My MIL will snuggle the kids really close to her breast, and then sneak the bottle inbetween and both MAC and my niece would fall for it every time.

Smokey_Taboo Due April 22; 1 child; California 5480 posts
13th Feb '13
Quoting TheCoopersKnitWitch:" My MIL will snuggle the kids really close to her breast, and then sneak the bottle inbetween and both MAC and my niece would fall for it every time."



she is sleeping now ans sill hasnt eaten i will give that a try.
thanks., I do think she was done really well for a ebf baby :D

......................... Oregon 14226 posts
13th Feb '13
Quoting Smokey_Taboo:" she is sleeping now ans sill hasnt eaten i will give that a try. thanks., I do think she was done really well for a ebf baby :D"


My niece apparently was the worst. And then when she got left overnight my MIL just freaked out. She couldn't figure out how to get her to take the bottle. So she let her "think" she was going to breastfeed from grandma, and then snuck the bottle in.



It was funny to watch her do it. Wasn't creepy at all like I just typed it out. LOL

Smokey_Taboo Due April 22; 1 child; California 5480 posts
13th Feb '13
Quoting TheCoopersKnitWitch:" My niece apparently was the worst. And then when she got left overnight my MIL just freaked out. ... [snip!] ... grandma, and then snuck the bottle in. It was funny to watch her do it. Wasn't creepy at all like I just typed it out. LOL"

haaha yea it was even weird reading it i keep thinking about old grandma b**bs with liver spots on them.. I guess they are on there way back now so hopefully she just sleeps for another hr..

......................... Oregon 14226 posts
13th Feb '13
Quoting Smokey_Taboo:" haaha yea it was even weird reading it i keep thinking about old grandma b**bs with liver spots on them.. I guess they are on there way back now so hopefully she just sleeps for another hr.. "


yeah she stayed dress. I typed it and then thought about the article I just read about a grandma ACTUALLY nursing her granddaughter for comfort.



No she would let her nuzzle close and then slip the bottle between the b**b and into her mouth.



My niece never really got the concept of mommy's b**b compared to grandmas. Apparently one time she caught grandma in her bra and got REALLY excited and my poor FIL didn't skip a beat and said, "Sorry, those are just for show now." LOL. Oh God. We're horrible.



On another note, Malachi is going to be upset, tonight we start the weaning process. He doesn't nurse at all, except 1x a night possibly. It's like what's the point, and some days he doesn't nurse at all. I think it's time.