I've breastfed for the since my daughter was born and haven't had any latching issues. I go to work on the 24th and she will go to daycare. Last week I introduced the Tommie Tippee bottle to my daughter and she drank a little from her father and 2 ounces with my friend. My mother in law tried to give her a bottle yesterday and she wouldn't take it. Are there any suggestions for making this process easier? I stay out of the room and I've even tried giving her a bottle but she screams and cries. Please help if you can.
You may have to actually leave the house when she's eating from a bottle. If she knows you are near, even though you are not in the room, she will probably resist. I agree with Adele on trying different bottles. One thing that might help is to leave something with your scent on it with whoever will be feeding her. For example, you could wear a certain shirt when you nurse her in the morning and then leave it with her babysitter. Or if she has a special stuffed animal or blanket you can always lay it against the two of you when you are nursing and then tell the daycare to let her hold it when they offer her the bottle. That way she will feel connected to you even though you aren't there and it lets her feel like some part of the feeding process has stayed the same. Transitioning to a bottle can be a difficult process. Just try not to get discouraged. Best of luck to you!
Thanks so much. She took to the NUK orthodonic nipple really well and dran 3 ounes this morning (1 with my husband and 2 with me). Now I have to get through my first day of work pumping and dropping her off at daycare.
When I had latch issues they hospital had me put a sugar water solution on my nipple to get my daughter to latch. You might try this with the bottle. Hopefully she will do good with this new bottle. If not there are a few more that are said to be very close to breastfeeding. Good Luck! Congrats on the baby!