Monday, May 30, 2011

No bottles, no sippy cups!

Little man (herein known as LM) is exclusively breastfed.  For the first couple of months I had to supplement his feedings with formula, so he was used to taking a bottle, and never had any problems with them.  I was able to get him off of the formula completely by the time he was about 7 weeks old, but he still had no problems taking a bottle on occasion.

In less than 2 days I'm supposed to go spend the morning and a large part of the afternoon in the hospital having a colonoscopy done.  I haven't had one done in 13 years, so I'm way overdue.  He's supposed to stay with my Mom for the day, but I've just discovered that he will NOT take a bottle anymore.  It's my own fault, breastfeeding became so easy that I didn't keep up with giving him an occasional bottle - formula is expensive and bottles are a pain in the butt to clean, breastfeeding means that his food is always the perfect temperature, requires no extra cleaning/care and is free.  Unfortunately, it also means that I can't be away from him longer than a couple of hours, since my breasts are not detachable.  This is going to be a huge problem - there's no way I can spend 8+ hours in the hospital if he's not going to eat the entire time I'm away.

I've currently tried 3 different brands of bottles and 2 different sippy cups, no dice so far.  He's just not having it.  This is what my kitchen counter looked like today after multiple attempts.

I'm more than a little worried about how Wednesday is going to go.  People have been telling me that he won't let himself starve, but I don't know. He's pretty stubborn.  I guess all I can do is wait and see.


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I'm a first-time mom of a beautiful baby boy, living in small town Alberta with my husband, our 3 greyhounds and a cat that rules the roost. I fully admit that I'm a bit of a craft addict, and an enthusiastic starter, but a bit of a slow finisher. I mainly love to crochet, scrapbook, and I love photography, and any time I can combine any of the three, well I'm just a happy camper.
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