K.F. asks from Salt Lake City, UT on October 07, 2006
I Need My Baby to Take a Bottle (Hes Breastfed) So I Can Have Alone Time. How?
i am breastfeeding my baby for 3 months now and its going GREAT, i love doing it too but when i need alone time with myself or my husband for awhile its impossible because my baby wont take a bottle (its breastmilk too). is there any secerts on how i can get him to take a bottle or any suggestions? i would love any input please
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S.G. answers from Portland on October 10, 2006
Wet the nipple of the bottle and dip it in a small amount of sugar. Not enough to upset his tummy but just a little bit so that it tastes sweet, and he will start to enjoy and look foward to taking the bottle.
T.N. answers from Portland on October 08, 2006
Congratulations on breastfeeding so well. Chances are that when you want to take a break you will have to be out of the house. Babies know that you are around and won't take second best if they know that they have a choice.
J.S. answers from Anchorage on October 07, 2006
my friend had the breastbottle from
she said it worked great for her
A.H. answers from Honolulu on October 07, 2006
Make sure someone else is feeding her. If you offer the bottle, the baby will smell your milk and refuse the bottle. Hope you get a break!
A.D. answers from Portland on October 08, 2006
My 4-month old son is just the opposite from most, he'll take a bottle of breastmilk from me, but not from anyone else! Which of course, doesn't help any when I'm at work... We just keep trying, but some babies just don't want anything other than the real thing. What if you tried going out for a date or whatever and had a set time that your caregiver brought your baby to you to nurse? That way your baby would still get to nurse, and you wouldn't have to worry about "getting the call" because you knew when to expect him.
K.C. answers from Las Vegas on October 08, 2006
As others have suggested, get someone else to feed him to give you a break. My baby NEVER accepted a boobjuice bottle from me...she'd look at me like I was daft because my boobs were right there! But she did take it from my husband, which let me get some much-needed rest in those first few months.
A.K. answers from Honolulu on October 08, 2006
I am sorry it's hard right now. i have 3 boys and breastfed all of them. I can tell you how crazy it can get. Don't give up, things will work out you'll see.
Try having your husband give the bottle. It may help and you might even get "me" time. It helped and got my husband helping too.Even if it was for me to get a quick shower. He felt more connected with our sons. It helped us out in the end.
Good Luck!! take care.
R.B. answers from Bismarck on October 31, 2006
when i went back to work, my son was 3 months old, he is 5 mo now. but i bought those expensive bottles that breast fed babies "will take" nope, didnt like it one bit!!
so i went to walmart and i found this one
its textured and has raised "bumps" that imitate a nipple...and he uses it with no problem!
hope this helps!
S.I. answers from Portland on October 10, 2006
I am 36 and had 5 kids. I never had a problem with any of them switch from the breast to a bottle or when they started on formula and then real milk (guess i got lucky cosidering I had 5 kids and no probs). I have heard you need to wein them from all of that I just went from breast milk (they used a bottle sometimes too)to formula without weining and went from formula to real milk witthout weining. I guess i had it easy. this might sound kind of mean but you can give him a bottle if he doesn't take it keep trying to give it to him without giving him your breast and he will get hungry enough and drink out of the bottle. you can try putting it in his mouth and squeezing so of the milk out then he might start sucking on it. I was at a friends house one day. I had a nine mounth old and my friend had a baby 1 year older than mine. he son was drinking out of a cup with a straw and he handed it to my daughter and she drank out of it so imidiately when i got home i through her bottles away and from then on she drank out of a cup and never cried for her bottle.
K.H. answers from Las Vegas on October 08, 2006
Johnson and Johnson's Healthflow is a great bottle to try. Sometimes babies are picky about things we don't think about so maybe trying different types of bottles may do the trick.