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19/03/2014 at 14:36
19/03/2014 at 15:46
The only bottles that worked here were Mams ones and it took months for him to accept it and it's only been since I actually went back to work he takes it that well, before that it was hit and miss. I think he know realises when with my parents and I'm not there milk comes from a bottle but when he has the option of me or bottle it's still hit and miss.
19/03/2014 at 16:04
I'll give those a go. Thanks
19/03/2014 at 16:14
i dont know how true it is as i dont have a baby yet, but i attended an infant feeding class on saturday and the lady taking the class said sometimes just the cheap bottles you get in the pound shop are what a baby wants, and we over fuss by buying expensive all singing all dancing bottles with fancy teats etc.
so for a pound could it be worth a go ?
19/03/2014 at 16:27
I use tommee tippee with R but we also have medela & avent which we also use that came with the pumps.
R has taken bottles since birth due to top ups when losing/not gaining weight but she would only drink my milk out of a bottle when scalded then cooled to room temperature.
19/03/2014 at 16:32
I used the Avent ones with J, (mix feeding), and he took to them well.
19/03/2014 at 20:35
We use mam ones too but introduced them quiet early at 3 weeks to administer gaviscon. He's had the avent ones too but he was a bit more settled on the mam ones. I think to fact he had them so early on might have helped him take to bottles but he's not a massively fussy feeder so it could just be we are lucky with him. Hope you find something that works!
20/03/2014 at 07:32
20/03/2014 at 09:07
We were the same as AR. W would only take formula from a bottle. I mix fed for the first month, but found W wouldn't take expressed milk from a bottle, once or twice he did, but for the most part he wouldn't. not sure if I just couldn't get the right temp for it or what, but he took the formula no bother at all.
20/03/2014 at 09:10
20/03/2014 at 09:14
20/03/2014 at 09:19
A would never take a bottle, regardless of what was in it...at 6 months you can give them a beaker though and this worked for us!
20/03/2014 at 10:15
Thanks. I've even trying since she was 3 weeks! :( 10 weeks if this and she's still winning!
20/03/2014 at 12:55
We used Avent bottles with formula. Its supposed to help if you have something warm next to their cheek to mirror the closeness of breast feeding (the baby is much closer to you when BF obviously).
My daughter was easy going so we never had a problem switching from one to the other so I don't have great advice about it. Another friend's baby wouldn't take it at all from the bottle and they switched to a cup (she like you was returning to work at 7 months) and also they had to leave the baby with her mum and just let her cry until she'd finally take the cup (this was at about 6 months old not with a newborn). It was not brilliant for any of them.
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