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  • tanlengleng
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    Erm...
    By any chance anyone need Avent Liner aka milkbag for EBM storage?
    I have few to let go at $12 a box of 100 sheets, 8oz/240ml type.
    Do email me at [email protected]

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  • camelot
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    Yes I feed him on demand throughout the night. He was getting up about twice at night but has now started to get up 3 times to feed. He seems to want to be nursed to sleep though.....arghhhh I hope he doesn't get too used to it. Last i heard, my maid has to distract Daniel with toys and his great grandfather will feed him while on the swing hahahahahaha.

    Thanks and I'll keep my fingers crossed that he'll get better and better!

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  • geliz
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    Did you breastfeed him on demand throughout the night also? If yes then it's okay. Give him about one week to adjust, initial crying and tantrums are normal so don't worry. But I understand as a mother it's difficult not to feel guilty. Continue and try to feed from bottle, cup or even spoon when you're not around. HTH!

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  • camelot
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    Does this mean that it's ok that my boy doesn't drink milk for 5-6 hrs at a time? He refuses to drink EBM from the bottle after I breastfeed him in the morn before I go to work. My maid will call me at noon, desperate and upset that he has only taken 20ml (I suspect most of it ended up on the handkerchief anyway). In the afternoon, by 4pm, he will be so hungry that he has no choice but to drink some more and then cry himself to sleep. Meanwhile he will cry every now and then, hungry and upset. Today is my 2nd day back at work and I feel so bad that I can't wait to rush home and breastfeed him to make up for it.

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  • geliz
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    If everything fail, you can still go back to work. It's okay that you don't feed them for 8 hrs (when you're working), as long as you breastfeed on demand when you're around as their body can adjust to the timing.

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  • sharmaine_lim
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    Think babies are so smart when they passed the 6th week or more. Advice I got was must perservere at least 2 weeks. Get someone else to feed the baby, and you must be far far away (they can smell you 20 meters away).

    Offer the bottle, preferably in the morning (which the timing you wouldn't be around) and each time about 10 minutes. Do it best when the baby is about to wake up - drowsy mode. Try again and again for 2 weeks.

    Think this is tougher than when I trying to get my milk supply establised. Good luck to you gals. I shall try again and again everyday. Today is already my 4th day of trying.

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  • camelot
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    Goodness!! I feel better now! Was wondering why my 2 mth 9 days old boy has started to scream whenever I give him EBM in a bottle. He had rejected my breast in the first week as he was too impatient and perhaps my milk flow was not fast enough so I had to express all my milk and give him the bottle. After I was a bit more "established", I started to breastfeed him almost exclusively again and only gave him the bottle once a day. He seemed perfectly happy with this arrangement until 2 days ago. He would scream and cry and push the bottle away and look for my breast. I'm going back to work in a week's time so I'm pretty upset by this turn of events. I shall try the suggestion of getting someone else to give him the bottle.

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  • geliz
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    Mine stop drinking from bottle at 3 months, and I made the wrong decision by allowing him to. He refused bottle until now. I'm curious to know how also!

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  • sharmaine_lim
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    I have been BF my gal since birth (now 2 months), but normally I will feed her once a day EBM in bottle. But recently when I tried to feed her from bottle with my EBM, she refused to take it no matter what method I have tried. She also don't take in water from bottle.

    I'm due to go back to work in a month's time. Can anyone share her experiences and success in switching to bottle-fed.

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  • geliz
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    Milk is still important till at least 1 year but now's the time to encourage baby to graduate to solids so they don't rely only on nutrients from milk.

    Like mine is 15mths but still rely on my breastmilk, cause he's a very fussy eater.

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  • SummerDay
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    Originally posted by geliz
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    I attended a talk at KKH before with the same question and they advised me to concentrate on the baby's solid food instead of their milk intake. Continue to feed from bottle consistantly and increase his solid food variety and amount.
    Hi geliz,
    Does it mean that when baby reaches 8 month milk is not so important ?
    Last edited by SummerDay; 17-06-2005, 03:24 PM.

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  • kom
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    hi geliz,

    thanks for the input......i still try the bottle at least once a day.....but i'm a little luckier coz there's my maid to help me administer the bottle...and she does seem to have more success than me.....

    yes, and I'm quite happy about her solid food intake....will try to keep that up....

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  • geliz
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    My son rejected the bottle at three months old as he prefers to drink direct from breast no matter what I did. Of course it's very difficult to have other ppl feeding him cause I'm the only one looking after him.

    Kom, I attended a talk at KKH before with the same question and they advised me to concentrate on the baby's solid food instead of their milk intake. Continue to feed from bottle consistantly and increase his solid food variety and amount.

    But I think at eight months eating three solid meals a day is very good already! Maybe he's full that's why drink less milk in bottle and he probably likes being cuddled by you so drink more at the breast.

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  • mogmick
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    I experienced bottle rejection from Cae in her 4th month. She was fully bf then and I only gave a bottle with EBM once in a while. She was OK with the bottle, then suddenly in her 4th month, she would fuss alot when fed from bottle. Started crying and got very grouchy. Was very trying time.

    Anyway, I persevered for a whole month until one day she suddenly decided to take to the bottle again :roll: During that month, I tried a bottle once a day, and nearly went mad. Tried all the methods suggested by literature. For my case, I was the one giving her the bottle (tried other ppl feeding her but no improvements) and found that she managed to suck a little if other ppl distracted her by making her smile or laugh. Only tried an ounce a day then.

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  • wanderlust
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    but you were around when maid was giving her the bottle? i think she senses mummy around so if got fresh milk supply why bother with the bottle? maybe you have to disappear completely get out of the house or something...

    i think babies are alot smarter than we are... these tiny little creatures have us at their beck and call!

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