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post #1 of 12
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I was wondering if any Moms have any tips for me on how to get Brandon to take a bottle again. He was doing so well and now he has decided he doesn't want a bottle anymore, just Mommy Has anyone ever had this problem and were you able to fix it? He's about 6 months old and it's been about 2 months since he's actually taken a bottle. Help me please I feel so trapped since I can't go too far from him for too long.
post #2 of 12
I take it this is regarding nursing right.... Mine did the same thing. I had to pump to a bottle and give him to grandma he cried for 5 min cause he was hungry till he noticed I was not there and took the bottle.. He was 7 months I think...
post #3 of 12
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Yeah, he won't take a bottle from anyone, even me. We've tried everything. He's driving me crazy.
post #4 of 12
You need to leave him with dad or someone like grandma even if you sit on the porch... He smells milk and he wants it from the tap if it is near not left over
post #5 of 12
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Originally Posted by goosehazel
Yeah, he won't take a bottle from anyone, even me. We've tried everything. He's driving me crazy.
Have you tried switching the kinds of nipples on the bottles? What kind of bottles does he take? The normal ones - or the ones that you use the liners in?
post #6 of 12
I agree - you need to let someone else feed him while you are not in the area. I had to do that with Jennifer when she was a baby. She would not take the bottle from me because she smelled my milk. My neighbour (in our townhouse complex) took her over to her place and gave her the first bottle and after that she was fine.

I notice you said he was taking the bottle but won't take it now. Sounds like you may have a bit of a fight on your hands. Even though it breaks your heart, offer the bottle and ONLY the bottle (after someone else gives him that first bottle again). He'll probably cry his little heart out but once he realizes it's the bottle or nothing, he'll be hungry enough to eat. You may have to have someone else feed him for more than one or two times.
post #7 of 12
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Originally Posted by babyharley
Have you tried switching the kinds of nipples on the bottles? What kind of bottles does he take? The normal ones - or the ones that you use the liners in?
We've tried all kinds of bottles and nipples, he usually likes the normal ones best.

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Originally Posted by Yosemite
I agree - you need to let someone else feed him while you are not in the area. I had to do that with Jennifer when she was a baby. She would not take the bottle from me because she smelled my milk. My neighbour (in our townhouse complex) took her over to her place and gave her the first bottle and after that she was fine.

I notice you said he was taking the bottle but won't take it now. Sounds like you may have a bit of a fight on your hands. Even though it breaks your heart, offer the bottle and ONLY the bottle (after someone else gives him that first bottle again). He'll probably cry his little heart out but once he realizes it's the bottle or nothing, he'll be hungry enough to eat. You may have to have someone else feed him for more than one or two times.
I agree with the bottle only theory, though it will be hard. I think I'm going to have Brent wear one of my t-shirts that I've been wearing while he tries to give him a bottle.
post #8 of 12
Did you say he was 7 months old? He may not want the bottle anymore. He may have outgrown it. Try possibly a soft sippy cup with a slow flow. Justice did the same thing at about 8 months old. He didn't want me or the bottle anymore. He just wanted a sippy. He weaned himself of both.
post #9 of 12
I would try a sippy cup, too. Is he getting breastmilk from the bottle, or formula? Because breastmilk has a very sweet flavor, and formula is just yucky.

At six months, he should be starting on solids soon, too. So if you have to go, he could always have a meal of veggies while you are gone, and that will give you a little more time away.

I know it seems confining, but someday this stage will be over, and you will never get it back, so enjoy it while it lasts. My last baby weaned himself way before I was ready...refused nursing for the bottle! I was working full-time, and he had taken bottles of breastmilk for months...and just quit nursing. I think he heard me saying I planned to nurse him until he was 15!
post #10 of 12
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He still wants me, only me. I am not ready to wean yet, I enjoy the bonding experience. He has started on solids and likes them so that's good. We've been letting him play with a sippy cup with diluted apple juice in it. He's such a little stinker
post #11 of 12
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Originally Posted by goosehazel
He still wants me, only me. I am not ready to wean yet, I enjoy the bonding experience. He has started on solids and likes them so that's good. We've been letting him play with a sippy cup with diluted apple juice in it. He's such a little stinker
Yep they can be and weknow it I myself have what my family called 3 booby boys LOL....
post #12 of 12
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Well then I guess I'm extended family, I've got one of those too
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