BklynErin's picture

The Milk Problem


I'm out of ideas!

My daughter is turning one and I'm pregnant with my second. I've breastfed my little sweetheart as long as I could but I'm officially ready to get her off the breast. Hear is the problem: She LOVES to nurse. Up until recently has had no problems taking breast milk from a bottle and that was great for when I wanted to leave her with Dad or a sitter. My pediatrician suggested  that I start supplementing with formula. She threw fitts! Now I can't get her to take anything milky appearing from a bottle or sippy cup. Not breast milk, cows milk, soy milk or any sort of formula (we've tried so many). Has anyone else had this problem? I really need some suggestions quick - my nipples are so sore! Thanks a bunch everyone!


velcromom's picture

I don't blame her for rejecting the formula, lol, I've tasted it and compared to mama milk, it's foul. However there are a lot of resources for moms in your position! Here are some links that may have info that helps:






To read about other moms experiencing nursing during pregnancy, try this link:


Jothegrill's picture

Don't tell anyone, but I used Strawberry Quick in whole milk to get my daughter to transition. I used a sippy cup because I didn't want to have to get her off the bottle again. I don't know if it was the changed color that made her willing to try but it worked. I put in less than the package suggests and each time put in a little less and within a couple weeks she would drink plain milk. Good luck. I feel your pain.