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Gracie

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Sunday, April 3rd 2011, 6:46pm

Refusing bottles

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Freya is just coming up five months and I am hoping to move her onto bottles soonish. She has been breast fed up until now, but happy to take expressed milk from time to time. However, now I want her to take a bottle more frequently she is flatly refusing it and I've been fighting with her over the weekend. I don't understand why as she's been so good previously and I don't know what to do! Any advise appreciated please, could it be teeth?

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Monday, April 4th 2011, 8:14am

You will probably get lots of advice about trying different types if bottles, try at different times, you give the bottle, anyone but you give the bottle with you out of the house. Basically, try anything you can think of! In my experience there isn't a magic answer. Despite trying since she was 3 weeks old Martha would never reliably take a bottle, not until.she was almost 10 months old. We tried pretty much everything but only her growing older actually made the difference. Sorry, not a very positive story and as your Lo has happily taken a bottle before I am sure it will happen again. Just keep trying x


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Monday, April 4th 2011, 1:47pm

Hi Gracie,



It could be teeth (they get blamed for a lot!). Have you tried using a cup? Some babies have more success using a cup than a bottle.



Good luck.



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Monday, April 4th 2011, 8:23pm

Hi Gracie - I was going to say try different teats, and also varying the temp of the milk.

I agree with Jen - think perseverance may be the key.

Good luck.

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Monday, April 4th 2011, 9:00pm

Hi
My DS refused any form of bottles up until just about 6 months. You name them we tried them. A week before he was 6 months he was more than happy to take milk from a tomme tippe cup - the bog standard plastic jobs with hard plastic spouts. Freya may not be quite old enough yet (don't know what guidance there is) but if bottles fail then give it a try.
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Tuesday, April 5th 2011, 6:19pm

Hi honey,

Just had a thought. What teat flow is it? Could it be possible it's too slow for her and she's frustrated? How far do you get? Does she start and then spit it out, or does she object to having it at all? If she seems to not want it in her mouth, I'd suspect teeth like you say. Hope you find some joy soon [zx127] xxx


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Wednesday, April 6th 2011, 2:31pm

Well, I think it is just wilfulness! Yesterday she had three bottles of expressed milk, just small amounts as I ain't gonna waste it! First two no problem, third was lots of crying and pushing away! Today she has taken 100mls expressed (after a fashion, I am being VERY patient) and 40mls formula happydance

Good point on the teat Scarlie, although the new bottle I am now using is a medium flow.

I will win - feels like a challenge of who is the most bloody minded!!!!!!!!! :snigger:

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Me - 40 AMH 1.79, DH - 45
TTC since 04/06
6 x TX to date, inc 2 DIVF in Barcelona

One early loss, 04/09
Freya Grace arrived on 6/11/10 - Perfect at 6lb and 1/2 oz

Amazing natural :BFP: on 12/02/12
Poppy Ann arrived on 13/10/12 - Born at home weighing 6lb 12oz

We got there in the end! happydance

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Wednesday, April 6th 2011, 2:31pm

Sorry, how rude, forgot to say thank you all for your help!

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Me - 40 AMH 1.79, DH - 45
TTC since 04/06
6 x TX to date, inc 2 DIVF in Barcelona

One early loss, 04/09
Freya Grace arrived on 6/11/10 - Perfect at 6lb and 1/2 oz

Amazing natural :BFP: on 12/02/12
Poppy Ann arrived on 13/10/12 - Born at home weighing 6lb 12oz

We got there in the end! happydance

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