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#1 tanygal

Posted 17 March 2017 - 02:36 PM

Hi, my 2.5 month daughter has never liked dummies or bottles
I am breastfeeding but would like her to be able to have a bottle in case I'm sick or if babysitting is needed.
I bought mothers choice and even tried the Minbie bottle with no luck
Any advice and help is appreciated

Edited by tanygal, 17 March 2017 - 02:36 PM.


#2 Bugster

Posted 17 March 2017 - 02:47 PM

Can you try a different shaped teat? That may help, or get someone that isn't you to give it can help too I have heard.

My 2nd child never took either bottle or dummy ever no matter what type I tried. She would however happily sip milk from an open cup (not a sippy cup) if needed.

#3 babybug15

Posted 17 March 2017 - 02:57 PM

DS was bottle fed for a few weeks due to latching issues. The speech therapist suggested the Pidgeon brand of teat/bottle and they worked well at the time (eventually he was able to breastfeed). He always refused a dummy.

I've seen prem babies being given EBM from a cup- you could try that if she keeps refusing a bottle?

#4 Nastyflea

Posted 17 March 2017 - 03:22 PM

Try a tiny cup the size of an egg cup, or even off a spoon if you need.

Mine never took to a dummy or a bottle. Babysitting just didn't happen till she was on solids and able to go more than 3 hours between a feed :(

#5 22Fruitmincepies

Posted 17 March 2017 - 04:10 PM

DD refused a dummy or bottle. Nothing I did worked. Give it a good go but don't feel alone if it doesn't work.

#6 purplekitty

Posted 17 March 2017 - 04:39 PM

Both my children refused to have any bottles ever from anyone.
I tried every bottle and teat available and every brand of formula.
They would use a dummy though.

Sometimes it just won't happen.

#7 tanygal

Posted 17 March 2017 - 05:02 PM

Thank you all for your replies.
I have 2 older boys who were never an issue with dummy or bottle and never thought a baby can be fussy till my daughter haha.
I am trying different brands of bottle now but don't think that'll work.
Perhaps until solids or she is old enough for sippy  cups.
Was curious to see if other mums in same boat had any luck with other methods etc

#8 lucky 2

Posted 18 March 2017 - 05:16 PM

Another with a dummy rejecting bf baby!
I reckon they work out that breast is everything so why would I want to suck on anything else?
Some are more flexible than others, at 12 DD still has the same personality.
When DD abruptly weaned at 8 months she refused breast, bottle and cup but thankfully she would take a spoon so that's how I fed her.
Very tedious but ultimately successful. :)




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