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My dd is now attached to a d*$n bottle! She gets loopy without. Today I refused to give it to her and she got very upset! I want to break this habit but I fear she will not get enough food or just scream and cry for hours!<br><br>
I had to supplement early on so I know this fear stems from not having the confidence I need to believe I can give her all the nutrition she needs. I REFUSE to give it to her. But of course today she is being babysat while I work for one day and will get the bottle.<br><br>
I guess I just need some encouragement and advice!<br>
Appreciate it!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/gloomy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Gloomy">:<br><br>
she is getting breast milk from the bottle
 

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My understanding is that it is much easier to draw milk from a bottle than a breast - they don't have to work as much - so it's 'easy' to like it more, sometimes. Also, she may have gotten used to the bottle's nipple texture. I know it's hard, but try not to take it too personally...babies do what they do out of comfort, not necessarily what is emotionally or physically best for everyone involved.<br><br>
My DD self weaned at 19 mos in preference to a bottle, which we got rid of, with some trauma, at 2 (I know, I know). <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">: They just love those darn things. But I had to work, and she had to get milk. You do what you have to do.<br><br>
Good luck..
 

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try getting the daycare to suppplement with a sns and taping the tube to their finger no more bottles at all---they can controll how fast the sns gives milk and the babe has to work for it---how old?
 

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thanks for the advice. my dd is 2 months and has had breast feeding issues from the start. she always gets the breast first...its just kinda hard to accept. i wish she was a power feeder but she simply is not.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:
 

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If she must have the bottle at day care then find the slowest flow nipple on the market so that she really has to work at getting the milk out. When you have her at home try your hardest to keep from giving one to her. Put her to the breast while in the bath or laying down or wherever she nurses the best.
 

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I haven't tried them yet but the first years makes a bottle called breastflow that has two nipples (one inside another) to try to mimic breastfeeding with compression and suction. I know its still a bottle but maybe baby will still have to work to get the milk instead of the milk just freely flowing from regular nipples. This are the bottles I'm going to try when DS has to have one. Good luck.<br><br><a href="http://www.breastflow.com" target="_blank">www.breastflow.com</a>
 
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