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My daughter up until the last three weeks used to take a bottle of expressed milk really well. She’s now 9 weeks old and has become really fussy, her tongue just seems to get in the way like she’s trying to lick the bottle rather than suck it! She takes the boob fine but am after advice to get her back on the bottle so that hubby can have some bonding time with her too!

Posted by alimcd25, 23rd April 2014

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  • Some babies just prefer the boob, amybe try a different brand bottle?

  • Trying different teats I think is the only thing you can do. My son wouldn’t take a bottle at all until I found the right one

  • Have you tried using a different teat, my sister in law had the same problem, it you can get a teat more like you nipple, I think nuk sells them, it might help

  • Get her checked for tongue tie. Keep in mind also that it’s confusing for them to go from breast to bottle.

  • maybe try a few different brand of bottle

  • My bub was breast fed and then at 5-6 months she moved onto the bottle. She still tries to attached to the boob lol..

  • It is most likely her way of saying I know this isn’t a breast. Keep trying and if you still have issues just check with your health nurse that their isn’t any other issues. They are pretty smart and like to test your from an early age.

  • Maybe try a different teat, if she takes the breast fine then then do do bottle teats that come in the shape of the nipple I know baby buntings sell them.

  • Have you tried different teats? She could be after a bigger flow

  • Keep an eye on the tongue and get her into the GP if it’s interfering. Also, she may be going through a wonder week which could suggest that she is more clingy.

  • try a different more natural (breast shaped teat)

  • Yes try the teat change if you still get no change she may just have become a bit fussy and you just will have to keep trying, eventually she should take it, just make sure you don’t give her the bottle and make sure your husband tries as she know she gets her milk from you.

  • I’d try a different teat. It may take a few trial and errors until you find one that she likes. Good luck!

  • The sucking action for breast and bottle is different …. Maybe change the teat you are using on the bottle.

  • I would try a different teat,

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