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Dec 08, 2010
Tips for reintroducing bottle after bottle aversion
My 4 month old only takes a bottle while sleeping. Does anyone have experience trying to correct this? Any tips? Thanks.
Dec 13, 2010
Does you child have reflux and/or food allergies? Have they been under control for some time and your child still will not take a bottle awake? Mine was like this after getting his issues under control. I just started with one bottle a day and always tried giving that one when he was awake. Of course sometimes he would fall asleep before it was all gone but if he even started while awake I counted it as a victory. Once I got that bottle down awake I would pick a different bottle time and start trying that one while still offering the other while awake. Example: First Feed - Sleep Second Feed - Try to do awake and once they get it keep offering this while awake. Third Feed - Sleep Fourth Feed - Sleep Fifth Feed - Once they master one awake start to offer a second bottle while awake. If he wouldn't take it awake then I would let him fell asleep feed him again and try with the next bottle. I would do this until I would get one awake bottle and then start adding a second. It took me almost two months but now he will eat awake all but his first bottle of the day unless he's sick or we have a food allergy reaction then it can get a bit tough. We seem to be going through that right now. Think we finally had a reaction to prunes. Notice his ecxzema and runny diapers again. Bottles for the past two days have been hard. Lets hope and pray it was just the prunes!
Dec 13, 2010
Ryan was born May 20th 2008. 9 lbs 2 oz. Ryan’s magic bullet was 30mg of Prevacid capsules mixed with Caracream from Marci-kids (I am forever indebted to the team at Marci-kids), Claratin for the mucos, and Mirlax for the constipation. Within 2 months of this combo he jumped from the 6% to the 50% for weight and continues to climb. Be strong, listen to your instincts. Read his story for more specifics that just might help you too - Karen
Tinytanner has it right. Take is one bottle at a time. it is a long and tedious process but you will get there. You have to make sure the reflux, allergies and pain are well under control first though. Slow and steady win the race.
Dec 15, 2010
vigilantmom - I wouldn't have known what to do if it wasn't for you!
Check with your
doctor first!