Hello Other Mothers!
I wonder if anyone else has had problems getting their breastfed babies to accept a bottle. DS is 7 weeks old and I have pumped out & stored a few servings of milk for him to eat whenever I'm not with him (which hasn't happened yet...)
My husband and I thought we'd try giving him a bottle of the breastmilk to see how DS would take it for when we're not with him. We've tried two different times, different bottles, and it's been really horrible! He cries like he's being tortured and chokes and gulps air. I wanted dh to give him the bottle b/c I heard that it would confuse the baby to have me give it. He seemed like he was doing it right, being slow with it and taking it away when the baby coughed, but it was just terrible and I could barely watch. It makes me never want to try it again, but that would mean never being away from the baby, and I know I will want to eventually.
Does anyone have any advice on techniques, different bottles, etc???