Food and Nutrition

baby not taking bottle feed

Shweta Pratap
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Updated on Jan 19, 2017

My lo is 4month old and has been on exclusive breast feed till now. I wanted to transition her on bottle feed for at least one or two feeds in a day as I would soon be joining my work. But she rejects the bottle. I tried several formula milk brands and different fresh milk brands with different water combination but she just refuses. I tried with spoon as well but no luck. I also tried to give breast milk in bottle but again in vain. if I forcibly give her top milk through spoon, she would cry and later puke. what should i do to make her take top milk any suggestions?

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Lily

| Apr 30, 2017

hi sweta.... yes u have to try more and more... bt initially give her empty bottle to play ...if she enjoying with bottle. try to give some water. then after some day try little amount of milk with water.... I am also doing same thing after 8 months... now some times she easily drink milk. hope it will help u.

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saloni gupta

| Feb 18, 2017

Give ur baby bottle milk while he is sleeping. try and try daily. He will start taking in 7 - 8 days. In between have patience. I have also done same and my baby started taking milk from bottle. All the best.

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Surekha Sundarr

| Jan 19, 2017

My baby also 4 months 1 week old and exclusively breastfed.. she refused to take bottle when i wanted to top feed formula milk. After trying many brands i found sippy cup which helped me.. try sippy cup with two holes.. hope she ll lik it..

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Swati a

| Jan 19, 2017

this problem comes when baby prefers one nipple over other.. breast over bottle n vice versa as well.. can't do much here except trying. use nipple with single hole that has less flow matching bf flow. try every day even baby rejecting bottle. give ur breast and in between swiftly give bottle nipple in mouth.

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Shatakshi gupta

| Jan 19, 2017

u may only try .

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Arpita

| Jan 19, 2017

Hi Shewta.. I started bottle feed when my baby was 3 months.. he took it immediately.. even if u feed with spoon how long will u keep feeding as 4 months baby needs more milk . which bottle are u trying with? I started with philips avent

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Shweta Elwadhi Tiwari

| Jan 19, 2017

Same problem is mine.. my baby is now 8 months old but he always rejects other types of milk now I m fed up from trying.. N now I give him solid food n breastfeeding I also have to go on my work next month but unable to give him another milk

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suriya seetharam

| Jan 19, 2017

do not bottle feed. try n spoons. minimal quantity..

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