Yep, that would be mine.
I remember when Arden was just a couple weeks old and I was giving her a bottle of expressed milk before every nursing session…and she would suck. that. thing. down. This continued throughout the first few months when we’d be out somewhere and I wasn’t quite comfortable nursing. At that time I thought, “I’m so glad we’ll never have to worry about her not taking a bottle!” Rookie mistake…never declare a baby victory too soon 🙂
So when I made the decision to stay home, without realizing it, we kind of cut bottles out altogether. She was a quick enough eater that I could always find a spot to feed her when we were out–either a nursing room, the car, or many times a bathroom stall. Whatever works, right? And frankly, I got annoyed with bottles because it just meant that I had to go home and pump later.
This leads me to where we are today. With an almost-6-month old that loves to chew on the nipple of her bottles. We even tried the Mimijumi, but to no avail. Not even a bottle that looks like a boob can fool my child.
This is how Arden feels about taking a bottle. Not impressed!
It really isn’t an issue 99% of the time because we don’t spend a lot of time apart. However, there have been a couple of occasions (a friend’s wedding shower, a lunch and shopping date with friends) where I was gone for more than 3 hours. In both cases she went almost 6 hours without eating–ahhh! She was happy and didn’t act starved, but I know it can’t be good for her.
So blog friends…does anyone have tips on how to get the little one interested in the bottle again? I would SO appreciate any advice you can share!!! THANKS 🙂