My child is eight months old and won't take a bottle or cup. I’m returning to work, what should I do?


We frequently hear how stressful it is when parents are returning to work, and a baby won’t take a bottle or cup. Most lactation experts recommend establishing breastfeeding before introducing a bottle to avoid nipple confusion at 4 to 6 weeks of age. If a bottle hasn’t been introduced, begin working on it four plus weeks before it’s mandatory that the baby drinks from a source other than the breast. The steps in this article are ideas to try, but a personal consultation with a lactation expert may be needed.

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