My child is eight months old and refuses the bottle. My breast milk is not coming in very well, and I need to get her to take a bottle or cup. My friend tried, my husband has tried; what am I supposed to do?


We know it can be very frustrating when an infant won't take a bottle. For breastfeeding women with limited milk supply, a baby formula is an option. We recommend trying the steps in the article when the baby is well rested and comfortable. Pediatricians often have nursing hotlines available to call and get an assessment. It's recommended to contact your pediatrician or a lactation consultant.

Updated on December 21, 2017

Original Article:

Three Ways to get a Breastfed Baby That Won’t Take a Bottle to Drink
By Paul Edmondson