View Full Version : Introducing bottles to stubborn babies and Schedules

Cade S
01-22-2004, 04:37 AM
I'd like to have more information regarding introducing the bottle of expressed milk to a STUBBORN baby. My son will only take an ounce and basically starve himself until I feed him. I'd wish there was information like if this was ok for him to do, how long do we let him hold out until he gives in or I give in to feed him etc...
I am just worried that he's not getting enough to eat in a day.

In addition, how and when can I put my BF on demand son on a schedule especially when I head back to work? It would be helpful for a sample schedule to be inserted to give first time moms an idea or what to do. (Of course this is for babies that are well past the newborn stage.)

02-27-2004, 04:32 PM
how frequent is "on-demand" for your kid?
i started feeding by clock when my kid was 2 - 3 weeks old, because "demand" was incessant, & even feeding on demand did not satisfy him. for us, the first step was "not more than 1 feeding in 2 hrs." how we got him to wait: 1. pacifiers; 2. letting him cry if necessary. after 2 weeks of intense pacifier use, he figured out how to comfort himself with a thumb. he's been a cheerful boy since then.

so my suggestion is, buy some pacifiers & start w/ a schedule not too far from where you are now.

re bottles: my son will not take one from me, but will take one from Daddy.

good luck
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