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October 16, 2007



Can Susan show everyone else her technique??

Sorry you're so exhausted - it's awful.


That sounds really frustrating. However, I just want to throw out some ideas. Are you sure he's really hungry? My baby when I was EPing at that age only had about 19-20 oz a day, so each feeding might be only 2-3 oz. I'm just saying that he might not need to drink as much as you're thinking, and in some ways it might be okay if you decide to think of him as doing reverse cycling nursing, where they just take in a lot more when they are with you because they don't like the bottle. It also might not be the bottle, just the environment. My baby was, of course, absolutely used to the bottle, but at four months we were auditioning childcare so she was at the babysitter's and was hungry and just would NOT take a bottle from her, and was fine and just ate more when I fed her. Anyway, all I'm saying is that it doesn't necessarily mean he's starving. And I'm sure as he gets more used to everything the situation will change. Best of luck!


Sorry about the not eating from the bottle. Hope he takes to it soon!


No baby ever starves himself. If he wants to eat, he will.



I'm not joking. He IS FINE!


I dealt with this exact same thing with my son (who is now over a year old) when I returned to work when he was 8 weeks old. He never took well to a bottle, the most he would ever drink was 2 oz. and it was very concerning at first. I always nursed him on my lunch and he more than made up for any missed feedings in the evening. He never had ANY problems gaining weight and I always made sure to pump for the missed feedings, even though I knew he wouldn't end drinking any of it, to maintain my supply for the weekends. Good luck!

Oh, and I always had the best luck with the Avent bottles :-)

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