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 (but if it happens then celebrate!). The longer your baby has been on the breast the more unimpressed they may be when you give them the bottle. So be prepared for things to perhaps 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 top tips for you to try 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 your new routine. If you’re planning on moving to formula try to get them comfortable on the bottle with breastmilk before changing to formula.