Mia is almost 13 weeks old, and still refuses to take a bottle. That means for 90 days straight now, every single meal has come from mommy (not that I’m counting). This is both a blessing and a curse. Breastfeeding is really important to me and it’s amazing to watch Mia grow solely on what she’s getting from me–she’s now 13 lbs, 4 oz. But, it’s also really hard because I am her only source of nourishment and she gives anyone who tries to feed her an extremely hard time. This means mommy never gets much of a break, and daddy doesn’t have the ability to comfort her when she’s hungry. It also means we can’t go out for longer than a couple hours.
It’s funny how different Mia’s eating is from Evan’s–he refused to nurse at first and it took nearly 4 weeks to get him to latch. Once he did, he didn’t have any issues switching between bottle and breast though I did have to use a nipple shield the entire 11.5 months I nursed him.
We’ve tried Medela, Dr. Brown’s, Tommee Tippee, Adri, Avent and Playtex. We’ve tried freshly pumped milk, warm milk, cold milk. So far nothing’s worked, but we haven’t given up hope, and I’d rather have this problem than the opposite one. At least we haven’t had to clean a lot of bottles or pump parts 🙂 And, she’s so precious, it’s worth it! A pic of our Sassy Miss.