Baby is 8 months and has been breastfed up until now (she has refused a bottle). What is the...
best way to get her to take a bottle with formula?
I had the same problem, unfortunately. What ultimately worked was making sure I wasn't in the room when my babies were being offered the formula or pumped breast milk. My presence was enough to remind them of what they REALLY wanted, breast feeding. My husband had the most success initially. Start slowly, don't push either. It takes time for babies to get used to this alternate feeding method. Also, experiment with different formula temperatures. We were surprised by how cool ours wanted their bottles. Hope this helps.
I agree - being out of the room is about the best option. I unfortunately waited too long to introduce a bottle with my first born, so he would only take breastmilk from me, ever, until he was 1 when I weaned him. He would take juice from a sippy cup, but he never liked cow's milk in a bottle or breastmilk. But when we did finally wean him, my husband had to be the one to give him a cup of juice or milk with me downstairs. It took a little time, but he eventually took the milk from the cup.
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