5 Reasons Why Breastfed Babies Won’t Take A Bottle

Bottle-feeding comes with its own set of challenges and it is equally exhausting. That too, trying to transition a breastfed baby to a bottle is painstakingly hard.

Babies are more prone to accept a bottle at the early stage of life, and it gets harder and harder as they grow up.

There are many reasons why breastfed babies hate bottle feeding; Understanding why your baby is refusing the bottle is the key because then you can focus on correcting it.

Experts say that babies less than three months have ‘Suck Reflex.’ Newborn babies have an inherent nature to suck on a nipple, a finger or a pacifier when offered one.

1: Age of the Baby

It can be confusing for babies when they are suddenly given a bottle to feed on. They are used to get food from mom, and that’s what they except.

2. Confused

Initially, your baby might not even understand that they are supposed to drink from the bottle. So they will view a bottle as a toy, chew on it, kick it left and right and start crying.

Eventually, when they do figure out how to suck on a bottle, they might not like what they are getting.

3. Preference

Breast milk has a slightly warm temperature when fed from the breast, while the pumped milk in the bottle may be cold.

Stubborn babies are slightly different from babies who have a preference or are confused.

4. Stubborn

Some babies don’t mind drinking from a bottle at all, or they know how to get milk out of the bottle, but would simply refuse to do so, because they want mommy.

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