We are desperately trying to get my 3-month-old to take the bottle, but she refuses. We were told to keep trying, but we’ve seen no progress. We’ve tried everything except taking her out in a front-facing carrier because we’ve heard it’s unsafe to carry newborns facing out til they’re six months. Do you have any advice on what we could do?
Young babies need head support, so instead of facing out, face her in. The concept is that the baby is moving, relaxed and the natural sucking reflex kicks in. When the baby is facing out, there is more to see and distract them, but if there are any safety concerns, adjust the technique to make sure the baby is well supported.
Updated on January 25, 2018
By Paul Edmondson