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Asked by SydneeMomma

Q: My baby won't take a bottle; advice anyone?

I am breast feeding, but I need my daughter to take a bottle so that I can start working again. I didn't have any trouble with my 1st, so this is all new to me. We have been trying to give her a bottle for about 2 weeks now. I have my husband or my sister try. My husband thinks it's because the milk flow from the nipple is too much. But I don't think that's the case because she get lots from me and sometimes even chokes because so much comes from me, but she still latches fine on me. She doesn't even latch on the bottle, and she eventually gets frustrated and cries. Do I just need to be patient and wait for her to get the hang of it, or should I start buying more bottles? We're using an Avent 3+ nipple and she's 7 weeks old. Anyone have any similar experiences and found a solution?

Thanks!

This question was asked Mar. 20, 2013 8:36pm
Category: Postpartum

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Answered by a member - Mar. 21, 2013 2:56pm
i use playtex wide mouth bottles, and warm up the nipple a little bit,, ,im breastfeeding also,, my baby takes a minute to latch on but then hes alright. he also get frustrated but because the flow is slower them mine, i just rock while hes drinking from the bottle it helps

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Answered by GemGem - Mar. 20, 2013 10:41pm
could she be tongue tied? Ive heard that could cause difficulty in suckling bottles? I hope you get her settled soon! good luck!

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Answered by nikkiblueeyes - Mar. 20, 2013 9:45pm
That ' thought' shouldnt be there haha sorry xx

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Answered by nikkiblueeyes - Mar. 20, 2013 9:43pm
Maybe try tommie tippie closer to nature bottles the teat is more like a breast & nipple and try not to get yourself frustrated as baby will get more frustrated if your frustrated.
I havent had that experience myself but thought i had to mix feed with my son and he preferred those bottles to the dr browns i had aswell. Good luck xx

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