Infant Feeding

Help! My baby won't take a bottle!

"MY BREASTFED BABY REFUSES TO TAKE A BOTTLE."

"I'VE TRIED 28 DIFFERENT BOTTLES AND MY BABY HATES ALL OF THEM!"

"I CAN'T LEAVE MY BABY BECAUSE THEY ONLY NURSE."

First off, you are NOT alone! Many babies have a strong preference for either breast or bottle, which is sometimes (wrongly) referred to as 'nipple confusion'. Your baby is not confused; he realizes that the flesh of your breast is not the same as the silicone bottle nipple. But one is more comforting, or easier, or more familiar or faster than the other.