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Dr. Doaa Hajeen

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4244708 (The client is a woman) Good afternoon. I have a baby of 3 months and I've been giving milk to him using a baby bottle because there's a little milk in my breast. For 2 weeks he's refusing it and cries a lot when I give to him. I've already changed the milk, the baby bottle and the Milk, bottle and the bottle nipple and nothing changed. I'm desperate because I go back to work in the first week of January and I'm worried about how it's going to be with the person that's going to take care of him. Help me for God's sake, what may be happening?

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Dr. Doaa Hajeen

Dr. Doaa Hajeen

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Answered 27896 | Rating 98%


Dear Customer
Welcome, and thank you for trusting us
 
 
Please note that introducing bottles to a breastfed baby carries a risk of causing nipple confusion, lazy nursing or complete breast refusal.
In most cases, baby is more likely to accept a bottle if someone other than Mom offers it, the mother should not be seen or heard when the bottle is offered, as this will remind your baby that Mom's breast is available.
It is really important to pick the right time to give your baby the bottles, generally, babies are least likely to accept a bottle in the evening, as they seem more dependent on the comfort of breast-feeding at that time.
Try distracting your baby. Position the baby facing out (back against your chest) and looking out of a window, at a mobile or at a TV, or walk outside and sometimes a baby will accept the bottle if the bottle placed across her chest and holds the bottle against this with the baby in a breast-feeding position.
If your baby is over 15 week of age, try apple juice in the bottle, if your baby takes this successfully, then try breast milk or formula again, sometimes a baby will refuse formula but take a mixture of half breast milk and half formula. You should quickly decrease the juice.
Do not breast-feed as soon as your baby rejects the bottle, as this may prolong your baby's refusal.
 
 
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