Bottle Feeding

Questions and advice on feeding formula, milk, milk alternatives or pumped breastmilk with a bottle.

Anonymous posted in Bottle Feeding Yesterday

How to get off the bottle

I’m having a problem getting my 16 month off of a bottle when it comes to milk. He will drink water from a sippy cup/contigo water bottle but when it comes to milk, he refuses to drink it out of anything but his bottle. Any suggestions? I’ve tried about 5 different sippy cups and nothing seems to help. He also refuses to drink his milk if it isn’t warmed up... any help with that as well?

  • Kelly
    7h ago

    For whatever reason my son likes to “see” his milk. He drinks water just fine from colored or stainless cups, but has to have a clear one for milk. (Toddlers are weird!!!) We also gradually decreased warming times until it got down to cold. The only problem is that a lot of sippy cups can’t go in a bottle warmer......it’s how we stumbled on the clear ones we finally found, the BornFree Breeze t... More

  • April
    2h ago

    We just slowly decreased the number of bottles a day. We let them have a bottle before nap and before bed for awhile since it was comfort thing. Eventually We dropped the one before nap and so we were only doing one bottle a day. I wasn’t that worried about it and just let them keep that bottle for a long time. Eventually they just grew out of it and when I switched that bottle to a cup they di... More

Bottle feeding

How do I get him to stop pressing the bottle into his face? No matter where I place his hands he always pulls his bottle in to the point of making milk come out the breathing hole and into his nose and down his face

  • Anonymous
    Yesterday

    Just an FYI, my little one got ear infections and my doc said lying flat to feed was likely a cause. Not sure why. But she recommended always partially sitting. I always just held her bottle, since she never liked it hold until older and was a sippy with handles.

  • Danalee
    Yesterday

    I would definitely sit him up to feed as much as you can (unless you’re breastfeeding as well then whatever’s comfortable).

Brianne posted in Babies Tuesday

Best formula for acid reflux?

For those of you who found that changing baby’s formula helped with bad reflux, what formula worked? My 6 week old has terrible reflux and is upset most of day and night. We’ve tried the usual fixes like sleep on an incline, burp, keep upright after feeding, etc. but it hasn’t worked. I’m going to see if the pediatrician thinks a Rx is necessary, but I’d like to fix it without medication. He i... More

  • Alina
    Yesterday

    Holle formula is the best in every way !!!! You only find it on internet but it’s worth it

  • Stay-At-Home Dan
    37m ago

    Happy Baby Organic infant formula helped my baby girl.

Anonymous posted in Bottle Feeding Monday

Wanting to change

I was breastfeeding the first month of my son life he is now 3 months old now I have him on gentle ease formula I really wanted to stick out breastfeeding but I thrush am blocked duct it was very painful so I stop now I regret it but what I’m saying is should I change his formula to this

  • Tara
    Tuesday

    We did Gerber Soothe too, combining with breastmilk, from 5 months too and ours was good on it. I tried two organic brands before that, but she got terrible wind and discomfort.

  • Tara
    Tuesday

    And on a side note: though formula is perfectly fine, three months is still not too late if you want to have another go at breastfeeding. I only mention because you said you had regret. I regretted giving up easily with my first, and have persisted with my second. Blocked ducts are a real pain, which I still get occasionally, and I also had mild mastitis... and I just wanted to say, it doesn’t ... More

Night time feeding, when to stop?

My son who is now 8 months old, has always ate 3 to 4 bottles a night. I read something on google about night weaning and how I should start at 6 months. Anyone have any suggestions? He usually only goes back to sleep with a bottle. I’ve tried feeding him more throughout the day but every night he wakes up at the same time to eat. More of a routine then hunger. Is he old enough to sleep without... More

  • Elizabeth
    Tuesday

    Just sit up with him and pat is back try and do that every night and just leave the room after a little while...maybe he will go back to sleep on his own. It worked for my LO

  • Michelle
    Yesterday

    Yeah our pediatrician said my daughter didn’t need to eat at night at 8 months but I still fed her until about 10 months 😆. I would #1 check with your sons pediatrician first before starting anything. Good luck!

Baby eating less

My LO is 4 months old and she was consistently eating about 30-31 oz of formula a day, usually four 7 oz bottles and a 2-3 oz bottle before bed. The past couple days she doesn't seem to want to eat, even when she wakes up (she sleeps about 12 hours without eating). Today has been an especially low intake day, as she has only had 19.5 oz and it is almost 5pm. She is acting normal and doesn&#... More

  • Anonymous
    Monday

    Couldn’t hurt to try the next size nipple and see!

  • Amber
    Monday

    Could be teething or going through a growth spurt. If it happens for more than 3 consecutive days I would give the pediatrician a call.

Whole milk for 1 year old..

My son will be one in October. Ped says to start whole milk after that. Any tips on how and when should I wean him from formula? How should I introduce whole milk? How much and at what time I should give him milk? This days he takes a formula bottle atleast 5 times a day. Thanks in advance.!!

Anonymous posted in Bottle Feeding Monday

How do i get my breastfed baby to take a bottle?

She is 3 months old.

  • Sarah
    Monday

    I nurse and bottle feed and use the comotomo bottles. I found our baby didn't nurse/latch well when we tried Dr Browns. I've read in the reviews of the comotomo ones mom's who've said it's the only bottle their baby will take (but can't speak to that part personally).

  • Leah
    Yesterday

    I'm having the same problem. Trying to give my 3 mo breast milk in a bottle and he used to take it fine but now he refused, cries and screams. My husband always gives the bottle, and holds him in a different position than breastfeeding, and still nothing!

Anonymous posted in Bottle Feeding Sunday

She stopped wanting food

My daughters 14 months and has had trouble gaining weight so we tried pediasure. Ever since she started drinking pediasure to help her gain weight she stopped wanting food. She'll eat one bite of every food she is offered. Has this happened to anyone else with pediasure?

  • B
    Sunday

    My doctor also put us on pediasure. The key for us is to offer it in a sippy cup in the morning, before nap, and at night. With meals we do water, in a straw cup. It’s helped enormously with her weight, and she still eats tons of food.

  • Marlen
    Monday

    We had experienced that with my youngest brother, we started him back up with smoothies, fruit and vegetables. He started to enjoy the smoothies better so we’d offer him some with his meals. We had to experiment and find which foods he would actually enjoy and eat. Eventually we got him to eat table food by age 2. Wish you luck with your little one.

Weaning tips

Looking for tips on weaning our sweet boy. He’ll be 11 months this week. Any tips? Should we start putting his milk in a cup rather than a bottle?....

  • Nikki
    Sunday

    I used the nuk training bottle. They might fefuse it at first because it is obviously different but after about 3 or 4 feedings my son had no issues! After that we moved to the parents choice bottle & 360 cups.

  • Katie
    Yesterday

    He takes a bottle at darecare. We tried a cup on Sunday but he didn’t like that much. We’ll try a bottle this weekend and see how it goes. We want to start trying for #2 and I’ve heard it’s harder when you are still nursing because nursing induces cramps.

2 year old son stills wakes up in middle of the night and takes a bottle

My 2 year old son stills wakes up in the middle of the night. The ONLY way I can get him to go back to sleep is to give him a bottle. I also have a 1 year son and they share a room, so I end up bringing the 2 year old in my bed because the 1 year old will wake up when the 2 year starts crying. My husband hates when I bring him in our bed. Please help. I need tips, advice, etc. On how to get him... More

  • Casey
    Sunday

    I switched my to water cold turkey. He still wakes up 2 plus times a night to drink his bottles :(

  • Noemi
    Monday

    Cold turkey all the way, no milk , no water, at least he is sick.

Need some advice on getting breastfed baby on bottle ...I will be returning to work soon ??

  • Anonymous
    Friday

    I transferred my 4 m old daughter to bottles by pumping and using the nipples that are like the real nipple and then slowly worked in using formula. Now she’s full formula fed 🙃 good luck !

  • Sabrina
    Friday

    Thank you will try that to

Anonymous posted in Bottle Feeding Thursday

Help with the bottle

My baby is 2 months & was doing good with the bottle & breast. But randomly 2-3 weeks ago she just stopped taking the bottle & always wants my breast only. I tried using dr.Browns bottle, tommee tipee bottles & the preemie nipple like the dr said but it didn’t work out. I need help getting her back on the bottle for I can be able to leave her while I’m at work again.

  • Ann
    Thursday

    Are they bottles of breastmilk, and if so, did you recently switch from freshly pumped milk to frozen/thawed milk? I ask because this happened to me, my baby refused frozen/thawed milk. Turns out I have high lipase activity, and the frozen/thawed milk takes on a terrible taste. If this is the case, there are ways to deal with high lipase. Just something to check before dealing with trying many ... More

  • Bells
    Friday

    I have no problems with my daughter, but I did with a little boy I used to take care of when I worked in daycare. He didn't like the milk when it was frozen, so they'd put it in the fridge.

Anonymous posted in Bottle Feeding Thursday

Enfagrow Toddler Next Step

Anyone have any experience with this formula? My son will be one in less than two weeks and we are trying to transition him to cow's milk. I heard using this for a couple of weeks or so eases the transition. Thoughts? Oh, he has been drinking Enfagrow Toddler Transitions since he was 8 months or so and tolerated it a LOT better digestively than Enfamil Infant Premium (Gentle Ease).

  • Destinie
    Thursday

    I use this to help wean my son from breast-feeding and it worked great. He now drinks cows milk.

  • Anonymous
    Thursday

    @Destinie: Did you mix it with breastmilk or just feed it by itself before jumping to milk?

Weaning 1 year old from breastfeeding

Just found out I'm pregnant and really don't want to tandem nurse, any suggestions? Hes a boobie fanatic and I know this will be hard. He doesnt like whole milk, ive tried mixing it with a yogurt drink to make it a little sweeter but still no luck. He feeds to sleep still and comfort nurses a lot during the day.

  • Lisa
    Sep 20

    Can you pump? I would pump some milk, and work on mixing it slowly with BM. I moved my son from BM to cow milk 1 oz at a time over about 2 weeks. Make him up bottles, and start with 1 oz milk, the rest breastmilk, after a couple of days go to 2 oz cow milk, couple more days go to 3 oz... and do on. The slow transitioning will allow his tastes to change and he will accept it

Milks

We've been buying our child (17mos.) organic milk pretty much since she started drinking milk around 1yr. Has anyone else made the switch to something else like nut milks? It's just getting expensive, I got laid off and I can't imagine I'm the 1st to think a child could go completely off the cow's milk and on an alternative.

  • Michelle
    Monday

    I try other store for cheaper prices. I downloaded the Flipp app, it shows all the stores near you and has all the ads

  • Lin
    Yesterday

    Love the replies , thank you everyone! Flipp app is a must!

My 4 month old drinks 2 ounces

My baby is 4 months old and she recently has not want to drink that much formula. She used to drink 4 ounces now all she want is 2 ounces and she’s done. Although I have started her on solids. Should I be concerned or maybe it’s a growth spurt?

  • Kendall
    Sep 19

    Oh that’s great! Maybe a funky couple days.... maybe you’ll see some teeth soon ;)

  • Shanili
    Sep 19

    Yes omg I hope so

Almond milk

My son will be 10 months in a couple weeks...when should i start introducing almond milk? I'm not going to be giving him cows milk. He's not shown any intolerances, i just prefer him to drink almond milk..it's what husband and i have. He's still EBF with table foods for his meals in between nursing.

  • Anonymous
    Sep 18

    My ped recommended to start the transition at 12 months.

  • Julie
    Sep 18

    Hi Kat!! My only suggestion with introducing almond milk (or any nut milk) would be to make sure you’re giving a brand that doesn’t contain carrageenan. Actually, try to avoid it in any products, but it’s prevalent in nut milks. It’s an additive that helps thicken the product it’s in. Anyway there are certain forms of it that can cause cancer so just be careful...since you’re thinking of start... More

Bottle feeding

So I have a three month old whom I’ve been breastfeeding and nursing. I exclusively nursed her the first month and then started pumping soon after. I know it’s pretty soon, but nursing hasn’t been as productive as it was at the beginning. My supply seems to have slowed and I feed her more formula now than breast milk. I want to nurse as long as I can, but the formula has been a big help since ... More

  • Elle
    Sep 18

    Why do you feel like a bad mom? Who in the world is putting that idea in your head? Sounds to me like you are making sure your kid is getting the proper levels of nutrition and hydration.

  • Cynthia
    Sep 18

    Moringa pills have doubled if not tripled my supply. I would try that. At least 60 oz of water a day.

Almond Milk

So I started feeding my son almond milk. I’m giving him less formula. Only once in the morning and at night. Sometimes one in the afternoon/evening. He is 10 months old. And he is loving the almond milk! No side affects, everything seems to be going great! I was nervous at first but he will be 11 months in two weeks so I think he will be fine . Our Pediatrician actually wanted our goal to be on... More

  • Elle
    Sep 18

    Sabrina - does you pediatrician's office give out free samples? Every time we go, they load us up with a whole bunch of the smaller cans. No need to justify, we just ask "do you have any free samples if X formula?" Just in case you have another dr appt coming up, I thought Id share!

  • Sabrina
    Sep 18

    They do but he only goes to the doctors every three months lol. His next appointment is when he’s a year old

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