When baby W was born I was determined to just breastfeed her until she naturally weaned. It has been the most amazing bonding experience. However, I waited way, way too long to introduce a bottle. I was so nervous that if I did, my supply would run low and then that would be the end of breastfeeding.
So, when W was 6 months old I happily decided I would try the bottle so that my husband, and I could actually have a date night. Well, W decided that she actually HATED (I mean screaming hated) bottles. I wrote it off as a fluke. I bought all types of bottles…and spent a ton of money on failed attempts at getting her to drink from one. This girl would not even consider taking one sip. But I carried on, and kept trying 3-4 times every day to get her to take a few sips in hopes to work up to have her taking a whole bottle.
Flash forward to month 9, and I was not any closet than I was 3 months before. A friend mentioned the Munchkin their Latch Bottle. My husband begged me not to buy any more bottles. I promised that this would be the last one. And then, seriously, a miracle happened. Wesleigh Gray drank an entire ounce from the new Latch. We are now up to 4 ounces a day in the bottle and I could not be happier. Because the bottle functions just like the breast, it was an easy transition. She latches right on! If you are having trouble getting your babe to bottle feed, I highly recommend giving the Latch a try! I am so proud that I had to show off my sweet girl enjoying a bottle in the morning…
Thanks so much to Rebecca Hansen of First Mate Photo for shooting this for me!