What if my baby won’t drink from a bottle?
Some babies just won’t drink from a bottle from the first time it is offered or can at one point but then lose the ability. If a baby won’t take the bottle, mothers can try a different bottle or a different type of nipple. They should wait until the baby is calm and try to recreate breastfeeding conditions by using warmed, expressed breast milk and keeping the baby close. Mothers can try letting the baby play with the bottle or feeding in different situations or at different times. It is important to be patient and understand that the baby may not be able to use a bottle.Other options to breastfeeding are finger feeding and lapping or drinking from a cup or spoon. No matter how mothers feed their baby, it is important to ensure that the baby gets enough milk and grows well.