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* You feel as though you haven't got enough
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* Baby will latch and unlatch, fussing in between

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Trying to give baby a bottle for one night!

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Post by lovingmummyhood on Fri Oct 14, 2011 11:07 am

I am going to a work do about 30-45 mins drive from my house on December 16th, he will be 5 months. He is 3 months at the moment and refuses to take a bottle. His dad and nana have tried him with no luck at all. I was no where near either so it wasnt because he could smell me. Apparently he cried for half an hour before having a 2 minute suckle and then going to sleep. We have tried him a few times, once when he was hungry and once when he was just satified betweens feeds.

He just will not have one. Im worried that his dad wont cope with him on this day because he will not have a bottle and that I will get called home. If it was the choice between my baby and the work party, obviously there is no contest it would be my little boy but as by this time I would of not had more than 10 minutes away from him I would like one night of freedom, chatting to my friends and having a dance and a meal without Ethan crying (everytime I eat he seems to think he wants feeding or picking up etc lol bless him, i very rearely have a meal without some sort of upset).

Help me mummies, I want a night of freedom!!



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Post by angpixi on Sun Oct 16, 2011 12:19 pm

First of all HI! Trying to give baby a bottle for one night! 950684 I wouldn't worry too much about how things will be seeing as its a couple of months away! Babies change sooo much in their patterns and things all the time as youve probably noticed!
A couple of things I would try ( none of mine have ever taken to a bottle by the way so he might just be one of those!)
There is a certain type of bottle thats supposed to be similar to a breast called the adiri bottle
this is just one example if you google you can find them all over the net!
Or some people have suggested a sippy cup, instead of a bottle, they find the babies will drink more from that.
Also you could just give him a huge feed all day and before you go out and hope he will go for a couple of hours while you are out! how long does he go between feeds? my 4th was a little and often i couldnt go for more than an hour but the 5th would fill up and settle for ages!
Willow (no.5) is more of a clingy now I cant go anywhere without her! - shes 4!
you could also try a dummy to keep him settled even if its just for a couple of hours so you can have your night out- we all deserve time for ourselves to feel like women not just food!
hope you find a solution xx
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