How do I get my baby to like formula?

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How do I get my baby to like formula?

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She doesn’t need it — at 6mo she can have water and solids while you’re gone. “Some Myths: 1. Babies must learn to take a bottle so that they can be fed when the mother is not there. Not true. Some exclusively breastfed babies will not take a bottle by 2 or 3 months of age. Most, who have not taken a bottle, and even some who did accept a bottle in the first weeks of life will not take one by the time they are 4 or 5 months of age. This is no tragedy, and there is no reason to give a bottle early so that the baby knows how. If your baby is refusing to take a bottle, do not try to force him; you and he may become very frustrated and there is just no need to go through all this. If the baby is at least 6 months of age when you start back at outside work, the baby quite simply does not need to take a bottle. If he is even 4 months, he does not need to take a bottle. He can be fed liquids or solids off a spoon just as any other 6 month old and by 6 months of age he can be taking enough so

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Whatever percentage you are doing try mixing the formula in with the breastmilk (like a 6 oz bottle would be 5 oz breastmilk and 1 oz formula) and see if that helps.

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Mix it….first one ounce formula to three or more ounces of breast milk…..let her drink that for a few days….then add another ounce of formula to the breast milk. Keep that up until you have the desired amount to feed her. That alone should get you the extra few ounces she needs while you are at work.

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