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feeding problems

(5 Posts)
helena Wed 22-Jun-11 14:08:35

Hi, I was wondering if any other grandparents have had the problems I'm encountering with my grandaughter who is just four months old. She is a very contented and happy baby EXCEPT when I try to feed her!! She is breast fed but happily takes expressed milk from a bottle when given to her by her mum and dad. I have started looking after her for brief spells, ready for when my daughter in law returns to work, when I will be caring for her for two days a week. She refuses a bottle from me and will scream herself to sleep. Help! any suggestions?

glassortwo Wed 22-Jun-11 14:30:59

Do you keep a supply of bottles and teats at your house, if so are they the same as Mum and Dad use at home.

helena Wed 22-Jun-11 20:30:53

Mum brings all the bottles and teats with her when she comes, all ready to use. I defrost expressed breast milk and pour it into a bottle. My grandaughter used to accept the bottle a month ago, but now refuses! I can only think that she is a little older and wiser and now knows that I'm not mummy!

harrigran Wed 22-Jun-11 23:55:13

She is missing her mummy smell, get DIL to give you a top that she has worn and place it near granddaughter at feed time.

helena Thu 23-Jun-11 18:52:23

thankyou harrigran, I will give that a try :-)