- 8 years ago
- Wedding: June 2009
I am freaking out. My DD is 10 weeks old and will not take the bottle! We have been trying for weeks. She will mouth it and have a tiny bit of milk. The most we’ve gotten her to take is 1.5 ounces…and this took my DH 40 minutes! She is having a hard time figuring out how to suck from it…and then absolutely refuses it when she is hungry. She screams bloody murder if we put the bottle in her mouth while hungry. I do not know what to do! Everyone keeps telling me she’ll get hungry enough and take it…but the thought of her screaming like that kills me!
We have tried:
– Me leaving the house while DD does the bottle
– Numerous bottles! Dr. Brown, Avent, Tomee Tippee, Playtex, Lasinoh, Medeala, Nuk, MAM….we have a small fortune invested. She doesn’t seem to do better on any certain bottle.
– We heat up the milk and warm the nipple.
I have no idea what to do! My DH is going to be with her two days per week, and she’ll be at daycare a couple days as well. I am freaking out!!!
I am so angry I listened to all the BF consultants who told me to wait to give the bottle until I am going back to work. I wish we had introduced it from day one! This is such a horrible problem!
Did anyone else deal with this? What finally caused your baby to take the bottle???