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Old 04-16-2008, 10:59 AM   #1
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My ds is exclusively bf and I only need him to take a bottle every once in a while. I have tried platex and avent sippy cup. He won't even take a pacifier. He is 12 weeks old. Is there any tricks. I have tried having other people feed him and trying when he is almost asleep. If anything other than me touches his mouth he pushes it out with his tongue. He won't even suck on my fingers but he will suck on his. Thanks ladies.
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We're having this problem too mama. My DS is only 6 weeks though. Playtex- no way and no pacis. We also tried medela and it was a no go. He acts like he has no idea what to do with the nipple! I got a nuk bottle and a first years breast flow to try. If those don't work we're going to try adiri, but trying the cheapies first! I'll let you know how the nuk goes tonight!
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Old 04-17-2008, 02:49 AM   #3
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I didn't read the other threads so sorry if any or all of this is a repetition, but these are the things that help us a lot.

1)warm up the bottle nipple itself

2)try the breast bottle

3)try getting your lo to take a paci first by dipping the paci in sugar water (I really hated doing this, but it does work)

4)make sure your lo is really really hungry

5) don't give him the bottle yourself, have your partner do it, and leave the room

6) don't hold your lo in a lying position that reminds him of bfing

7) any combo of the above mentioned

best of luck, it was really really hard for us, but we did it eventually.
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Old 04-17-2008, 02:52 AM   #4
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Oh and try latex nipples, they seemed to work the best for us.
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My dd never did take a bottle. She is now almost 13 months and just started drinking milk from the sippy this month. I tried a bunch of bottles and cups, but she only wanted it from the tap!

I am at home so it was not too big of a deal. It was a pain that I could not be away from her for more then a couple of hours at a time, but we managed. It ended up not being too big of a deal.

I hope you find something that works, but I have heard a lot of stories about babies that never would take a bottle. Good luck!
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My dd never did take a bottle. She is now almost 13 months and just started drinking milk from the sippy this month. I tried a bunch of bottles and cups, but she only wanted it from the tap!

I am at home so it was not too big of a deal. It was a pain that I could not be away from her for more then a couple of hours at a time, but we managed. It ended up not being too big of a deal.

I hope you find something that works, but I have heard a lot of stories about babies that never would take a bottle. Good luck!
Not an option for someone who has to go back to work 12 hour days 2 days a week.
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So sorry you are counting down to when you have to go back to work. I had that issue with the other three but not this time. Yeah!! My ds also acts like he doesn't know what to do with any nipple other than mine. He will push it out, knaw on it, or just gag like a cat with a fur ball. My dh will have to deal with ds's first separation from me this Fri. I have to get some dental work done. I'm just hoping iut won't take too long. May 9th is the next time I wil be away from him. My dh needs me to go with him while he gets fixed.
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Old 04-16-2008, 02:13 PM   #8
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My ds will suck anything you put in his mouth, paci, bottles, fingers, etc. So I'm no help, but just wanted to say I hope you find something that works for you, and I've heard from other moms with kids who refused bottles at first and they said you just have to keep at it. Hope you post saying you found one that works!
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We're having the same issue here. I'd really be interested in hearing what works.
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Adiri is most like a breast but a little pricey Works wonders with my little one.
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