Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Marizelle | 2008/08/18

Q.

Breastfeding baby refuse bottle

Hi 
I have a 12 week old baby and have been breastfeeding. Since last week I have been feeding her from a bottle every second feed. I went well for 3 days and then se refused to take the bottle - even though she was screeming hungry. I have to return to work on 01 October and this will be a problem if she refuses to eat from a bottle. What can I do? The milk in the bottle is expressed breast milk or formula milk.

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Paediatrician

Please address your question to our breast feeding forum.

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Posted by: S-p | 2008/08/19

Just my 2c ... my Little girl refuses to drink a bottle unless she is lying on her own, she hates to be held - worth a try!
Also pigeon teats worked best for us.

Reply to S-p
Posted by: ronnie | 2008/08/18

Try to let somebody else like your husband or grandparent or nanny give her, her bottle.If she doesn' t see you and she is hungry,she will take the bottle. The problem is that she smells you and your milk, and she hears your voice. Good luck

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