I suppose it is really our fault for being so excited when we were able to ditch that nasty tasting formula and get Addison back to the boob. For 5 weeks now, Addison has been exclusively breastfed. And while that has meant lots of lovely mommy-baby bonding time, I admit I am craving a bit more freedom. Never thought I would say that after vowing to never let her go while she was in hospital. But that must mean our lives really are becoming more normal, right?
She was becoming a real champ at chowing on the bottle, even with the special formula she needed to treat a post-operative infection. So we didn’t really think it would be a big deal to get her back on the bottle. Boy, is our little feisty fighter proving us wrong. Addison really doesn’t like the bottle anymore, and we can’t really fault her for preferring a soft, warm and cuddly feeding experience rather than rubbery lifeless silicone.
So every day for the past week, we have been attempting to give her the bottle once a day. It hasn’t really gone all that well. I think she drank 5ml one day last week, and that’s about it. The rest of the time she is pretty much screaming her little head off. I have been reading up on many different internet mommy forums – I’ve tried leaving the house so she can’t smell me, Aaron has tried, my mom has given it a go, we’ve tried different nipples, we’ve attempted when she first wakes up and is very hungry, and then we have also tried after a feed when she isn’t as hungry. So far, we haven’t found the magic formula.
Aaaah…the minutiae of being a new mom…nice to be able to stress about something like the battle of the bottle.
Elaine, Aaron and Addison