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Starshine-bela
first time out without baby
February 1, 2013 at 10:54 PM
I was pretty much kicked out tonight to see a friend. Had a great time. Baby got hungry while I was gone. I nursed him before I left but he got hungry again. He refused the bottle despite being hungry. He cried and slept while I was gone and it was only 2 hours. He's taken bottles in the past, just not all the time. I came home to a crying and very hungry baby. He's 2 months old. I hope to go back to work soon, I have an interview this thursday. I'm wondering if anyone has any advice how to prevent a very hungry baby again, to get him to eat while I'm not home. For now, I'll only be working weekends but I need to go back full time eventually. I'm just worried. He nursed for an hour and a half when I got home.

Replies

  • whoopsie16
    February 1, 2013 at 10:55 PM
    try a bottle with a faster flow maybe?
    bump!
  • sleepymommy87
    February 1, 2013 at 10:56 PM
    Mine reversed cycled. It's very normal, some babies just won't take bottles no matter what. As long as baby makes up for it at night, not taking a bottle while you're gone is not a problem. Lots of moms go through this. Good luck!
  • Starshine-bela
    February 1, 2013 at 10:57 PM
    Well, we tried a new bottle tonight, so that might be it also. I just want to be able to work without worrying about a hungry baby.
  • piwife
    by piwife
    February 1, 2013 at 10:57 PM
    Actually is best to have a slow flow bottle. . Yeah my baby is 9 mts and I started to work 3 wks ago and she still having a hard time :(


    Quoting whoopsie16:

    try a bottle with a faster flow maybe?

    bump!

  • piwife
    by piwife
    February 1, 2013 at 10:58 PM
    My daughter doesn't take a bottle at all either. She reverse cycle


    Quoting Starshine-bela:

    Well, we tried a new bottle tonight, so that might be it also. I just want to be able to work without worrying about a hungry baby.

  • Starshine-bela
    February 1, 2013 at 10:59 PM
    I'm thinking that might be what he does. Just worried about how he'll be after I'm away for a longer time period

    Quoting sleepymommy87:

    Mine reversed cycled. It's very normal, some babies just won't take bottles no matter what. As long as baby makes up for it at night, not taking a bottle while you're gone is not a problem. Lots of moms go through this. Good luck!
  • Starshine-bela
    February 1, 2013 at 11:01 PM
    Poor little girl. Hope it gets easier for her soon.

    Quoting piwife:

    Actually is best to have a slow flow bottle. . Yeah my baby is 9 mts and I started to work 3 wks ago and she still having a hard time :(




    Quoting whoopsie16:

    try a bottle with a faster flow maybe?


    bump!

  • sleepymommy87
    February 1, 2013 at 11:05 PM
    He won't starve himself i promise. If he gets hungry enough, he'll drink milk from anything even a funnel lol. Trust me. It'll be hard, it was for me when I had to leave for school, but dd adapted. She hated bottles, only took them in the beginning when she got really hungry but hasn't had a bottle since 4 months old. She just turned 1 andI've been gone 15-20 hours a week since the summer. It'll be fine, I know it's stressful but just keep in mind that he will be just fine. :)


    Quoting Starshine-bela:

    I'm thinking that might be what he does. Just worried about how he'll be after I'm away for a longer time period



    Quoting sleepymommy87:

    Mine reversed cycled. It's very normal, some babies just won't take bottles no matter what. As long as baby makes up for it at night, not taking a bottle while you're gone is not a problem. Lots of moms go through this. Good luck!

  • Starshine-bela
    February 1, 2013 at 11:16 PM
    Nursing is still so new to me. My first DS was ff, so it was easy to go back to work. BF is a whole new world to me and operates so differently. I believe you when you say it'll be fine, this is all just a huge adjustment for me.

    Quoting sleepymommy87:

    He won't starve himself i promise. If he gets hungry enough, he'll drink milk from anything even a funnel lol. Trust me. It'll be hard, it was for me when I had to leave for school, but dd adapted. She hated bottles, only took them in the beginning when she got really hungry but hasn't had a bottle since 4 months old. She just turned 1 andI've been gone 15-20 hours a week since the summer. It'll be fine, I know it's stressful but just keep in mind that he will be just fine. :)




    Quoting Starshine-bela:

    I'm thinking that might be what he does. Just worried about how he'll be after I'm away for a longer time period





    Quoting sleepymommy87:

    Mine reversed cycled. It's very normal, some babies just won't take bottles no matter what. As long as baby makes up for it at night, not taking a bottle while you're gone is not a problem. Lots of moms go through this. Good luck!

  • gdiamante
    February 2, 2013 at 12:28 AM

    It was much more likely a "mom is gone and who IS this weird person" problem than a hunger problem. Who'd you leave baby with?

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