Monday, April 11, 2011

Needing Tips...

So, as much as I don't want to think about it I will be heading back to work in a few weeks.  However, we have one MAJOR problem Emma hates the bottle. 
 Seriously, she won't suck on it, she just gags.  Nor will she take a paci. 

So, what do we do???

We've tried Avent, Born Free & Think Baby so far...
I bought a Nuk bottle the other night at Target
& will be trying that here soon.




Do I just keep trying bottles until I find one that works?
What if none of them work?
Has anyone else had this problem??

And don't say...well when she gets hungry enough she'll eat.
Nope not gonna happen...she will scream & scream and she doesn't tire out.
I don't want her to starve while I'm at work.

HELP

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10 comments:

Lori said...

I am so sorry to hear this, that is so stressful as a momma! I use the playtex drop ins for Savannah when we need to give her a bottle. I bought the soft brown nipples in the slowest flow they had. She hated the harder plastic nipples and paci. She will only take the brown softer ones. I had the problem of her sucking way too hard and she would choke herself with too much milk. It was so important for her to have a very slow flow nipple. Hope this helps, would love to know how she does!

Kelly said...

Maybe try a Dr. Brown bottle

Samantha said...

Wil likes the Playtex Dropin style bottle (he only nursed 2 weeks or so though since we had issues latching on) he did not like the smaller ones like Dr Browns! I hope you have some luck. Keep us updated I would love to know which she ends up with.

Bonnie said...

I had the same problem with my daughter! Warning- long comment...
She took a pacifier in the hospital and shortly after she was born (a Soothie) and she never cried, so we stopped giving it to her. At 7 weeks old I realized that she'd never taken a bottle, and I was due to go back to work in a few weeks. By that point, she had no idea what to do with the Soothie, either. We tried to give her a bottle from her dad with me in the next room a few times, but after 10 minutes of trying, he'd call out to me to just come nurse her (Gagging, using her tongue to push out the nipple, etc.) What finally worked is that I got her back on a pacifier (I know you tried Avent already, and I don't think they are the best at all, but that is what worked for her- I used an Avent pacifier.) I put it in her mouth for about 10 minutes or so several times a day, and after a few times, she remembered how to suck on it. I did that for a day or two, letting her suck on it for a little longer when she got the hang of it. When she knew how to suck on a pacifier again, I swapped (very quickly) the pacifier for a bottle of breast milk (I used a Playtex VentAire Advanced bottle- I liked it because it is bent and easier to hold her at a more natural angle, like I do when we nurse). She was only disoriended for a second, and then she actually drank. I have no idea if this would work for other kids, but that is what eventually got my daughter to drink from a bottle. Ironically, I'm the one who got her to drink, when everyone tells you to have the partner/someone other than the mother cause the baby knows you have the boobs.
Good luck! By the way, my daughter is almost 1 and she still won't take a Soothie pacifier. Only Avent. The bottle I use most is still the Playtex VentAire. I guess if nothing else works, you may have to try out different brands until you find "her" brand.

Mitzi G. said...

We tried them all with B but the only ones that he ever took to were the playtex ones with the drop ins.....funny how we spent all that money & he was happy with a simple version of a bottle :)

Brandi said...

As brutal as it seems, she will eventually eat from a bottle. It takes some babies time (long amts of time and crying( but when she gets hungry enough and that is all that she is offered over and over, she will eat.

You could also try cup feeding her if you don't want to wait it out...

Try having someone else give her a bottle... and you not be around... she associates breastfeeding with you so maybe if you aren't there, that would help.

Lindsey Rowland said...

I have never used these but found something on them the other day. They are more like the mothers breast than any other bottle maybe they will work. Good luck!!

http://www.gotbreastpump.com/store/Adiri_Nurser_Baby_Bottle.htm

Andrea said...

okay, I'm a little late on this, but we use the playtex vent air and Gracie loves them!

Heather said...

My sister had problems getting her daughter to drink from a bottle - when she finally had to go back to work. We went through all types of bottles (like yourself has). We finally found that the Sassy MAM BPA Free Bottle worked for her.
The other thing was that she would not take the bottle in the beginning because she could smell my sister's breast milk close by - so we had to remove my sister from the vicinity when trying to get her to learn to drink from the bottle.

EB said...

My little one never took a bottle very well- but the only one she ended up being able to take at all was the Sassy MAM one. I've heard of other breastfed babies who had the same problem, and a lot of them did better with the MAM one than any other... good luck! :)

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