My daughter is about 7 weeks old. She is being breatfeed. When we go out I usually bottle formula feed. She sometimes has a problem with drinking from a bottle. Its almost like she can't latch on to the bottle nipple. And she spits the milk out. I just returned to work last week and my husband has been having issues with trying to feed the baby. I am thinking about giving up with breastfeeding. I do not have a pump to pump the milk and give it to her through a bottle. I could do that, but its a hastle with having to continuesly pump. I did do that with my second child and it was a hastle. I know its being selfish. Do you think this is nipple confusion? Is there any way I can help her with it? Thank you.
Maybe I'm reading your post wrong, but from my understanding she's not even wanting the bottle? So thus wouldn't it be more difficult to bottle feed then breastfeed? If this is the case I'd recommend breastfeeding when your at home, and maybe trying different types of bottles and finding which one she will take the best for your husband to give her while you're at work. And when your at work if your finding you're getting engorged, just hand express a bit now and then to prevent that.
The bottle you have might be too fast of a flow, or have a nipple shape that she doesn't like. I know when I first gave my daughter a bottle, even though it was supposed to be a super slow drip for newborns, it still dripped really fast so she got way to much all at once, once I switched to the Avent bottles she'd have to suck more in order to get anything so it worked alot better and helped prevent nipple confusion :)
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.