I have been fortunate enough to have been home with her for her first 4 months and have exclusively breastfed. There were about 6 occassions where I left pumped milk for someone else to feed her. She did fine. All of a sudden, a week before she will go to daycare for "good" (as in, I will be going back to work full-time now), she starts screaming when bottles come near her. Now what do I do? As for trying different bottles, she won't even let it near her mouth to know it's a different bottle. Anyone had luck with a specific nipple for breastfed babies? Or tricks to try to get her to drink her milk. Otherwise, I am prepared to be up all night with her as she nurses to catch up for the milk she didn't drink during the day : (
I had the best luck with Playtex Drop-in nursers. I know that my son was very particular about the temperature of his bottled breast milk. He would cry and cry if it was too cold. He also would never, ever, take a bottle if I was nearby. If you're the one trying to give her the bottled milk, she's holding out for the good stuff. Go for a walk or a trip to the store just before feeding time and have somebody else give it.
Just discovered it's because I am "blessed" (major sarcasm) to have milk high in lipase...and I concluded it's fairly high as my milk turn soapy tasting very quickly. There goes my 300 oz freezer stash...I will be spending all my time pumping and scalding milk. will make for a very long work day :(
My son is 9 months old now, but right around 4 months, he did the same thing. I called it his "bottle strike." Several of my friends had the same thing happen with their babies. I don't know if it is a phase or what, but it passed after a couple of weeks. The doctor said that as long as he was having wet diapers, not to worry. (Yeah right.)
i found that playtex drop ins worked WONDERS on my breastfed babies! 3 times btw. just put a little drop of syrup on the nipple before trying to give it to her.