baby wont take bottle while mom is at work
Thank you for this wonderful website. I am watching our 4 month old granddaughter at our house while her mother (our daughter)returns to her teaching job.
Last week was the first week apart for them. When I tried giving her a bottle of her mother's milk (medela bottle & pump brand) she put it in her mouth then cried and turned her head. During the summer she did successfully take a bottle 3 or 4 times.
We continued to try each day. After a few days, I bought a playtex drop in bottle using the 3-6 mo. nipple. Still no luck. She normally nurses 7am,10am,1pm, and 4pm, etc..
For a week she has not eaten for the 10am and 1pm feedings. Should we continue trying? Or should we introduce a baby cup?
Should we try feeding her formula with one of the above bottles? My daughter has worked hard pumping and storing her breast milk and wants to continue if possible. Thank you for your time and recommendations.