Tuesday, February 22, 2011

masha and her bottle feeding story

masha was introduced to bottle feeding since day 1. at tmc, she had problem to latch. and i lack the patient to teach her correctly. so day 1 she was being fed with formula (snow brand) by the nurse. day 2 onwards she breastfed but not correctly. until i had a severe nipple sore for more than 2 weeks. at that time, she was being fed with formula once in a while. so she can accept both my b.reast and bottle. every now and then i will feed her ebm in bottle. when we go out during the weekend, she will feed through bottle. until recently during prophet muhammad's birthday, she refuses the bottle. just a week before i will resume my work. i bought Anakku anti-colic initially. she rejected. then i tried avent. again, she rejected. then i tried tommee tippee. she rejected. MAM she rejected. so i'm at dead end as how to feed her through bottle. it does give my MIL a hard time. masha was being fed by spoon. but spoon is very slow. not to mention very little. just imagine, 2oz of ebm by spoon?? so by the 5th spoon feed, masha will get angry and started to sulk. she will resorted to sleeping and refuses to drink anymore. i think she loses a few grams already. and it does worry everyone especially my MIL.

so to all the mommies out there...pls help me to get masha comfortable with bottle feeding. i'm SUPER WORRY about this situation. any tips will do. i'm desperately running out of ideas. a friend suggested Adiri Natural Nurser but it no longer available in Msia for the time being. Spore is the closest place to buy. anyone can help me to buy it immediately?



  1. Dear Nisa, try the 1st years bottle. happened to me previously, and alhamdulillah that bottle works

    -suhaida, a friend of shera-

  2. nisa, baru je saya comment kat fb tadi.. breastflow from first years pun ala2 adiri jugak.

    in the mean time, stop dulu trying to feed her bottle. sbb if dia hilang berat lagi susah and nnt dia bosan. lgsg terus dia give up.

    stop for 2days ke, try amik cuti..

    sabar ok. pigeon's teat (peristalsis ke nama dia tu i cannot remember the spelling) pun very soft.

    masa tidokan dia on ur chest tu, selawat&fatihah usap2 kepala dia, ckp dgn dia. puji dia she's a good girl, but mama need to go to work to buy u a new shoes. a good girl wont make her mom worry. etc etc etc u know la nak ckp apa. promise her if dia jadi good girl, nnt mama reward with a new rattle ke, new headband ke, new book ke, anything. :) insyaAllah it works. i use this method most of the time bila nak deal dgn Adam.

  3. nisa,
    im also fully by my baby until now. Your case exactly like mine time mula2 hanta Lea to daycare. Dah puas tukar² bottle end up we settle with Tommy Tippee bkn sebab dia nak but dah x larat nak try haha.
    And u know what, mmg first day @ daycare, she refused to drink, tapi by tgh hari tu dia dah lapa sgt minum je.. pujuk² sikit. And since then takde prob dah.
    Eventho u kasi org lain feed her, somehow baby knows that mommy is still around so dia refuse. But like kak tuty said, try cakap dgn baby etc etc, somehow it works with me too.

  4. my little adam refused breastflow after he's finally comfortable with tommee tippee.

    itu pun lepas dah fenat sume orang satu umah pujuk pujuk dia minum pakai botol.. huhu!

    i suggest u baca alam nashroh banyak2 kali & hembus kat ubun2 masha.. inshaAllah dia jadi anak yang baik & dgr cakap parents dia.

    my little adam sampai hari ni still xbaper puas ati bila bottlefeed tapi dia macam pasrah je la.

    baru2 ni weekend 2 hari direct bf je, and when monday came dia stressed up bagai nak rak bila bottlefeed again.. so lesson learnt for me, bagi bottlefeed je during daytime, EVERY DAY including weekends.


    hope that helps.

    -farah dayne-

  5. mommies, tq tq tq for ur support!!! really appreciate it...
    alhamdulillah masha nak guna MAM. tp only bile die dah btol2 lapa...once in a while die akan reject & merajuk. hopefully lepas seminggu dua die akan ok dgn MAM...
    dapat botol adiri stage 1 dr bos...blom cube lg...kalo dah cube akan diupdet progres
    tq tq tq lovely mommies...

  6. Really appreciate Farah Dayne's recommendation!! Helps me indirectly :) Great blog you have here :)