- We stayed with our ILs for a family reunion for 4 days, and I just kept DD2 on me or DH all the time. She sleeps well in the sling, even when stuff's going on, so it worked out pretty well for us.
There were 2 or 3 times when I took a nap with her, too, because I was really tired.
What about a bouncy? Will he sleep in one of those?
What I'd heard was that the hard spouts with valves are bad not only for sugar-coating the teeth, but that sucking on a plastic spout messes with the soft palate since it pushes up against it. Without the valve, it's more like drinking, and less like sucking, so there's no pressure on the palate/teeth, and it's not a big deal.Jen
Originally Posted by rhiOrion
Here's a question... what do moms who formula feed (whether by choice or necessity) do when their baby absolutely refuses the bottle? You don't hear about babies starving because they won't take a bottle, but yet lots of people formula feed.
I just had never considered that question until just now.
I think that if they get bottlefed soon after birth, their sucking reflex just makes them suck on whatever's given. Then their sucking patterns develop around the artificial nipples before they get a chance to reject them.
DD refused the SNS, cup feeding, and one kind of bottle before I found something she'd finally take. (MAM is the brand she takes, btw, Jen
, if that helps.)