Could I please get all manner of suggestion, advice, and experiences getting a grumpy, stubborn, spoiled baby to take a bottle? ‘Cause I’ve got one of those (grumpy, stubborn, spoiled baby) and she has to start taking a bottle in exactly 46 days. Like HAS TO.
She has taken them before but now refuses (see: STUBBORN). Just the bottle’s nipple touching her lips makes her scream (see: GRUMPY). She only wants her mommy (see: SPOILED).
Not that it’s such a bad thing, under any other circumstance. I would gladly continue exclusively breastfeeding her for the remainder of my planned 6 to 9 months of breastfeeding, but I’ve got plans, man. Is it too much to ask to want to get away for a few hours and not worry that I’m starving my baby?
Eirinn had no trouble taking a bottle. She’d take food wherever she could get it when she was Avery’s age. But the difference was I gave Eirinn a bottle every day from about a month old. I should have done that with Avery, but I didn’t and now I’m paying for it.
So please ignore my rant from last week and tell me what to do. Or at least what you did.