This boy...will put just about anything in his mouth, including his feet...BUT...he WILL NOT take a bottle!
Here is the line up, in proper order, of all of the different bottles I have tried to give him. He took one bottle when he was 5 weeks old and since then, refuses--won't even put the things in his mouth. It is safe to say that since that one bottle at 5 weeks old, I have tried at least 3 times per week to get him to take a bottle. In the last three weeks, we have tried multiple times, every day. I have tried every trick in the book: trying when he is hungry, not hungry, taking the binky out and sneaking a bottle in (even the same brand bottle as his binky with the EXACT same shape), having Markus try, being out of the room, being out of the house. I have tried it all with the exception of starving him just to see if he will get desperate enough...that just isn't fair to him.While it isn't necessary to have him take a bottle, it sure would be nice to have a bit of freedom and not have to be home every three hours during the day. This bottle......is supposed to be the 'tried and true' bottle for babies that refuse all others...but alas...as much as I continue to try, Mr. J does not want anything to do with any kind of bottle. We will keep trying, but he is proving to have a strong will. Our next trick will be to have Renee give it a go tonight (she doesn't know this yet ;-)