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introducing the bottle M+1 1 child; Ballarat, Australia 1551 posts
26th Mar '13

I tried giving my son the bottle at 2 months old, and he only took it twice when he was really hungry. He's almost 3 months old now, and refuses to take it
I pump..



I've tried getting someone else to feed him, being out of the room so he can't smell me, position him differently, and everything! What are some other things I can try?

Jennybananna 2 kids; Gilbert, AZ, United States 25079 posts
26th Mar '13

Some babies just dont take bottles.

tooodles 240 kids; Thailand 5075 posts
26th Mar '13

Try a different bottle? I had to literally go through atleast 5 different styles with my youngest until he liked one.

Aman dua Bremen, Georgia 584 posts
26th Mar '13

I wish I knew.

M+1 1 child; Ballarat, Australia 1551 posts
26th Mar '13
Quoting :*:CHRiSTiNe:*::" Try a different bottle? I had to literally go through atleast 5 tyles with my youngest until he liked one."

Ive tried a medela one, playtex drop in, playtex vent air, and born free. He won't even suck om a pacifier

Aman dua Bremen, Georgia 584 posts
26th Mar '13
Quoting Marissa[+1]:" Ive tried a medela one, playtex drop in, playtex vent air, and born free. He won't even suck om a pacifier"

I'm in the same boat, I have tried like 5 different kind and my 6 month old won't eat out of any. I did get her to drink out of a sippy cup without the plug so it flows free, it was a little messy but she drank it

BastiansMommy 1 child; Lacey, WA, United States 2433 posts
26th Mar '13

Try different bottles...my son is weird...we got Born Free glass bottles from my aunt, and he'll only eat out of them if he has no choice or is super hungry. He loves the Parent's Choice bottles from WalMart that are like 98cents...he likes chewing on the hard nipple lmao

~Mommyof3girls1boy~ Due October 5 (boy); 3 kids; Ohio 2686 posts
26th Mar '13

Different bottles, different nipples sizes. My almost 7 month old won't take a bottle unless it is a large nipple (just like from tap ;) ) Just keep trying, it will take some time.

ChubbyCheekers 2 kids; New York 3117 posts
26th Mar '13

DD will only take the Avent ones, because those were the first ones we gave her. I bought some of those First Years Breastflow bottles that are supposed to mimic breastfeeding, but she won't take them. Maybe you could try those, though - they're not terribly expensive.

M+1 1 child; Ballarat, Australia 1551 posts
26th Mar '13
Quoting Amandalea:" I'm in the same boat, I have tried like 5 different kind and my 6 month old won't eat out of any. I did ... [snip!] ... out of any. I did get her to drink out of a sippy cup without the plug so it flows free, it was a little messy but she drank it"

It reallllly sucks. It takes like an hour for him to drink out of it if he's super hungry

M+1 1 child; Ballarat, Australia 1551 posts
26th Mar '13
Quoting BastiansMommy:" Try different bottles...my son is weird...we got Born Free glass bottles from my aunt, and he'll only ... [snip!] ... hungry. He loves the Parent's Choice bottles from WalMart that are like 98cents...he likes chewing on the hard nipple lmao"

I've tried 4 already haha. That's what LO does. Doesn't drink, but nibbles on the nipples

M+1 1 child; Ballarat, Australia 1551 posts
26th Mar '13
Quoting ~Mommyof3girls~:" Different bottles, different nipples sizes. My almost 7 month old won't take a bottle unless it is a large nipple (just like from tap ;) ) Just keep trying, it will take some time. "

Ive tried that too! I've found the one closest to my nipples lol, but still hates it. I try every day

M+1 1 child; Ballarat, Australia 1551 posts
26th Mar '13
Quoting ChubbyCheekers
~Nimlorel~ 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Edmonton, Alberta 4787 posts
26th Mar '13

Have you tried a different flow? My daughter hated the slow flow nipple it was way harder than nursing was (I have a very fast letdown) so I switched to a variable flow and she actually took the bottle.

M+1 1 child; Ballarat, Australia 1551 posts
26th Mar '13
Quoting ~Nimlorel~:" Have you tried a different flow? My daughter hated the slow flow nipple it was way harder than nursing ... [snip!] ... was way harder than nursing was (I have a very fast letdown) so I switched to a variable flow and she actually took the bottle."

Yep, the medela bottle has a fast flow. When LO was about 2 months he would get fussy because it was too fast, even though my milk comes out super quick. Right now I've been trying a slow flow (playtex drop ins) but it's WAY too slow. Maybe I could try a fast flow now that he's a bit older