Questions about breastfed baby - page 2

I need some advice about helping my breastfed 4 month old taking a bottle. (Hi to everyone, haven't posted in a while, my little girl was born the day after Christmas, and I've been on the run with... Read More

  1. by   jkaee
    I had to go searching for this thread...but I'm happy to report that I went to my first day of work today (and my first day away from my baby) and it didn't go too badly. She did take a bottle for my DH even though she resented it a little. She cried quite a bit but I think that was more that she wasn't used to Daddy and he wasn't used to her routine more than the fact that she had to take a bottle. So I feel much better about leaving her, even though I still HATE the fact that I have to.

    THANK YOU to all that took the time to respond to my questions....and little Katherine Aisling thanks you, too!

    Jennifer
  2. by   Spidey's mom
    Quote from jkaee
    I had to go searching for this thread...but I'm happy to report that I went to my first day of work today (and my first day away from my baby) and it didn't go too badly. She did take a bottle for my DH even though she resented it a little. She cried quite a bit but I think that was more that she wasn't used to Daddy and he wasn't used to her routine more than the fact that she had to take a bottle. So I feel much better about leaving her, even though I still HATE the fact that I have to.

    THANK YOU to all that took the time to respond to my questions....and little Katherine Aisling thanks you, too!

    Jennifer
    I'm so glad for both you and your daughter that things went well. Oh and your dear husband too.

    I can hardly believe my son will be 4 in July . . . . I got a chance to be a mom to an infant again while I was in my 40's and I'm very grateful.

    When I see a newborn, I can't help but feel a twinge that I won't breastfeed again . . .

    steph
  3. by   JenTheRN
    Glad that everything worked out for you! If we have probs with babes taking bottles, we usually have success with the Haberman bottle by Medela. Here's a link. HERE
  4. by   mitchsmom
    Glad it seems to be working out!

    I was going to say that if you haven't tried already, you could try the starter Avent sippy cups - then you could skip the whole bottle phase if she'd take that. Here's a link to the ones I'm talking about:
    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...=glance&s=baby

    Here's tons of info on getting a breast baby to take a bottle if you still end up wanting more info:
    http://www.kellymom.com/bf/pumping/a...e-feeding.html

    Best wishes!
  5. by   jkaee
    To Jen the RN and Mitchsmom---

    Thank you so much for those websites! I will have my husband read thru them too to help him out. Although by day 3 she didnt give him any more problems, I'm worried that now that I'm back home with her for several days that he'll have to start all over again when I have to go thru more orientation, (my new job has SO much classroom orientation and other classes!)

    Thanks again so much for your help!
  6. by   cabbage patch rn
    Same thing happened here with my last 2 children. So I don't have any real good advice but wanted to let you know you're not alone. Breast babies just prefer their mommy and breast milk over a bottle and formula. That has been the general concensus with my breastfeeding friends as well. I was fortunate enough to stay home with them at the time and nursed until I absolutely could not do it anymore. I weaned cold turkey with ds#2 at age 11 months and dd at age 16 months. I honestly don't think that your baby will dehydrate while you're at work though, and you would be amazed at the things they will do for other people when you're out of sight. Good Luck!

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