Bottle refusal

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Bottle refusal

Postby GHJingle » 14 Sep 2016, 08:02

I started back at work this week and MrJingle has taken over parental leave. b is now 7 months and is refusing the bottle during the day. I'm feeding in the morning and in the last few days have met up at lunchtime to feed, then again when I get home I'm pumping twice a day too.
Any tips for helping him? It's not very economical to come home for lunch each day. If we can include bm in his solids would that Help? B is tanking up during the night instead and I'm not getting much sleep!
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Re: Bottle refusal

Postby Lily » 14 Sep 2016, 11:15

Have you tried him with a cup? Bee refused a bottle when I left her at about 8ish months, but happily drank the milk from an ordinary open cup.
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Re: Bottle refusal

Postby EnigmaFish » 16 Sep 2016, 23:00

Yep, try a cup. Try all the cups: straw, sippy, doidy, sports, shot...
A friend of mine has a similar situation, and through a process of elimination, she discovered one cup which he will drink out of.
Good luck.
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Re: Bottle refusal

Postby GHJingle » 20 Sep 2016, 08:21

It's a big fat no for the sippy cup and a doidy cup. He's taking 50ml from the bottle all day. He's now decided that bedtime is optional too. I know he'll only be wee for such a short time but I am knackered. More than knackered. I haven't slept properly in 4.5 years!!!!! Co sleeping is not working for us either. Why couldn't I get a sleeper this time!!!
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Re: Bottle refusal

Postby Treeb » 20 Sep 2016, 10:54

((((GHJ)))) I hear you on the horrible exhaustion. I'm home with A all day, but recently she's been cutting out most day time nursing and just tanking up all night/cluster feeding for an hour or three first thing in the mornings. It's driving me bonkers.

I guess next to try would be a straw cup or regular open cup? Does he drink water from any type of cup yet? You could also consider giving formula during the day but still nursing when you are with him.
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