My breastfed baby refuses milk from a bottle . . .
Suzy suggests: Often the breastfed baby has never really felt anything else in his mouth except soft, fleshy skin. So when we give a bottle we tend to just put it directly into the baby’s mouth. For sure, if someone did that to me without warning, I would probably turn my head away in surprise too, wouldn’t you? It then becomes a battle or a game of chewing on the teat, or, at best, your baby takes 60mls but no more.
Suzy’s first tip: Take it step by little step, very gently and gradually.
Suzy’s second tip: Stay very calm and relaxed when you offer the bottle.
Suzy’s third tip: ‘Offer’ the teat at first and let your baby root for it, avoid putting it directly in his mouth as he will just chew it or even gag on it.
Suzy’s fourth tip: Don’t insist that your baby drinks milk at that moment, he may not be ready or, on the contrary, he may be too hungry to be receptive.
If your baby is still resisting, Suzy has a 100% success rate to date so contact Suzy and with her guidance, it won’t be long before your baby is mixed feeding or bottle feeding, that choice is always yours and Suzy respects your choices!