What advice do you have for a baby that won’t take a bottle?
Whether you are moving from breast to bottle or combination feeding, it can be pretty frustrating if your little one refuses the bottle. It will certainly lead you to wonder who the boss in this relationship really is! It’s a problem many parents face and there’s lots of advice out there but no magic solution. But before you try every bottle brand on the market to find the one she likes, some perseverance and a common sense approach might get you a little closer and save you dollars.
Let’s face it, your baby has had the luxury of your warm comfortable breast so far and anything else isn’t going to be quite so lovely. So expecting instant results is rather unrealistic. The longer your baby has been on the breast, the more unimpressed he or she is likely to be when you give them their bottle. So be prepared for things not to go as smoothly as you might expect.
But before you tear your hair out, remember most babies go through this and get there in the end. Here’s some bottle feeding advice for you to take into account if your baby won’t take a bottle.
If you’re moving onto a bottle as you’re going back to work, give you and your baby plenty of time to get into a new routine. If you’re planning on moving to formula, try to get them comfortable on the bottle with breastmilk before changing to formula.