The little girl (2.5 months) that I'll be watching soon refuses all bottles. Her mommy has gotten every size and shape and brand on the market. She bought the boob shaped one. She's tried preemies and newborns, toddlers and all the different flow rates. She's given the bottle herself twice and it worked like a charm. Addison (the baby) won't take a bottle at all from her dad, and once took a bottle from her grandmother while mom was out at the grocery store. I went over and tried several different bottles, walked around the house, the yard, put her in a sling, put the bottle where my boob was, etc. Nothing. She played with the nipple, but would not latch on. She was a pretty good "lapper" so when I go over the next time, I'll take a cup and maybe a finger feeder. What else are we forgetting? This mom is not very "crunchy", otherwise, I'd offer to nurse the baby for her. Mom is only working part time. 1 four hour day and 2 eight hour days. I don't beleive a baby will starve itself, and I've told the mom about reverse cycling too. Thoughts? Suggestions? Stories?