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Question: Hello my baby is 3 months old and she is not taking the bottle... how can I start giving her bottles.. She is not sucking it at all,...
Answer: Hi..Just knock the backside of the bottle with your point finger while the nipple of the bottle is at her mouth.. try this technique for a week.. and surely u will get good result...
Question: My baby is 3 months and 4 days old. She is not taking bottle milk as my breast milk is not enough for her. What should i do to introduce her bottle?
Answer: Hi Mommy, one of the milestone you are trying to achieve by giving your baby bottle which is great. Introduce baby to bottle has to be fun for baby so that they can take it happily and your life could also be easier. Here are few tips i used to convince by baby to take bottle. Hopefully this will help you as well.
Offer him a bottle in the evening after his regular feeding to get him used to the nipple. Start with a small amount of breast milk – about half an ounce.
Try a slow-flow nipple. For some babies, especially infants, a regular nipple may flood them with milk. If your baby gags when using a bottle, replace his nipple with a slow-flow one to see if that helps.
Let someone else feed him the first bottle. If you try to give your baby his first bottle, he may wonder why he's not getting your breast. He may be less confused if someone else makes the introduction. Ask your mother, your partner, a childcare provider, or a friend to help.
Try to be out of the house. A baby can smell his mother, even from a distance, so he may know that you (and your breasts) are just in the next room.
Question: My baby is 94 days old still now she is in breastfeeding. I would like to introduce bottle fedding for my baby since I have to go for job .. I tried by bottle feeding through BM and similac adv for past 25 days but she is not taking any milk through bottle. How can make my baby drink milk through bottle?
Answer: Hi dear, I can completely relate with your situation as my baby also was not at all ready to take bottle and use to do all tantrums 😇. With my experience I can give some tips.
Hope it will help.
Offer smaller amounts more frequently
With your baby more mobile and curious about his environment, drinking may not be his priority. Rather than sitting him down for a long period of time to finish a bottle, try offering smaller amounts more frequently.
Offer the bottle in a boring room
With so much to see and do, no wonder babies would rather explore than drink their bottles. Take away the temptation and instead offer the bottle in a boring room.
Offer the bottle in a new environment
If the boring room doesn’t work, do the opposite and feed your baby in a new room. The novelty of feeding in this unfamiliar place or way may capture his attention so much that he continues to drink the bottle without a fuss.
Change the nipple flow of the bottle
Bottle nipples come in all sorts of shapes, material and flow. What once worked for your baby in the early months may not be cutting it now. For instance, a slow flow nipple could make it more difficult for him to suck. Or perhaps you’ll have more luck with the brown nipples instead of the clear.