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My daughter is 7 weeks old and still wont latch onto her bottles. we started out breastfeeding and she didnt latch onto the breast. So i switched to bottles and she wont take them either. Any ideas?
I don't think that there's a "latch" involved with bottlefeeding. However, babies often develop a nipple preference. So, if she's used to the breast, it may take some time for her to get used to bottle nipples.
You can try different bottle nipples--like the ones that are supposed to be more like the breast. There are some that are wider and have some texture to them. Also, you can try distracting the baby while you feed her--walk, talk, etc.
It took time and patience for our breastfed baby to accept the bottle. However, there isn't any technique like a "proper latch" to worry about.
I agree...there may be something else going on here. Babies can be toungue tied...or have reflux which can prevent them from eating well. Talk to your doctor and have them do a thorough evaluation for you..good luck!
Is she gaining weight & healthy? That would be my 1st concern.....I agree with the other comments about talking to a doctor because she could have a tongue issue or something called "failure to thrive."
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