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Re: won't take a bottle

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Posted by Marie W. on June 18, 2003 at 23:35:28:

In Reply to: won't take a bottle posted by lisa on June 18, 2003 at 19:10:57:

: Hi there. This is my first time posting, and after reading several of your chats, I am hoping that you might be able to help. My son, 5 mos., has been breast fed since birth. We tried introducing a bottle at 8 weeks, and he would not take it. We tried then until he was 4 1/2 mos. and still no go. He has been trying to drink from a starter sippy cup, and gets a bit down. My question is, how old are most babies when the can drink from a cup full time? I am to return to work FT when he is 7 1/2 mos, and am worried. Thanks

Hi Lisa,

I've been through the same thing. My son was breastfed exclusively. He is now almost 8 motnhs old. I tried giving him a bottle a few times when he was 2 months old but he always rejected it. I tried many times when he was 5-6 months old and no luck. He did not take to a sippy cup either. From the time he was 5-6 months old, I tried giving him a bottle everyday for weeks but he would scream and yell. I tried various different bottles. Fianlly when he was close to 7 months, he gave in and started taking a bottle. My persistence paid off. He took to the Avent bottle. I had to be really patient to get him to take a bottle and I ended up wasting a lot of formula too, in the process. Now I still nurse him, and give him a couple of bottles a day. I'm trying to wean him now. Good luck with your effort!

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