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Would love some tips on how to get a 12 week breast fed bub to take a bottle? So far we are having no luck even with hubby trying

Posted by Gabrielle, 22/11/13

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  • and yes you can even try pumping some BM into the bottle and trying with that


  • be patient and start with only little..though you’ll have to make a minimum of 30ml… bub will cry for the first few instances…just console but dont switch to ur feed…. play with him…and never try to start a bottle when he’s hungry…
    try in between
    kids learn in about 3-4 days…use a easily digestable and nice tasting formula…


  • You could try not giving in and just offering the bottle each time until they take the bottle however I cant promise that will work.
    My daughter was breastfed until 12 months. I tried desperately to express and get her to take it from a bottle, but even if I left her at day care (my friends day care centre) she wouldn’t take a sip the whole time I was gone and as soon as I returned I would jump into their office and feed her.


  • Use the bottle to drip a bit of milk onto your babies mouth and make sure he/she sees it come from the bottle and tastes the milk. it might help make a connection that if he/she wants to have some milk, that’s how its going to happen now. good luck


  • there are some good comments here


  • any luck so far ?


  • How are they going with the bottle now?


  • how did you go with it?


  • Had any luck so far?


  • I have had issues with #2 and #3 taking a bottle. with #3 I literally tried 5 different bottles… and then I tried the MAM bottles (I used the anti colic ones) and success! I raved about them so much to my mums group that it has helped quite a few of the other bottle aversion babies take the bottle. you can buy them in big w


  • Maybe try different teats for the bottles maybe they cant attach properly with the bottles


  • Try getting your partner to offer her the bottle. Sometime this works because she won’t be able to smell your milk


  • Good luck, our baby hated the bottle and in the end we gave up


  • Try getting bub to play with one of the bottle teets first allow them to put in mouth and suck, also try it with water first I found my daughter took water easily then eventually switched to milk


  • my 2 switched straight away… but i suggest finding a bottle with a teat much like your own breast and nipple size and be sure to express milk before trying formula makes the breast to bottle switch easier


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