How can I get my baby to take the bottle?

Divide and Conquer. Get someone else to feed her and do not be in the same room. If she sees or smells you, she will refuse it. But another person won't give her those cues, and she is more likely to take it.
Patient persistence. In my experience it is difficult to get a mother who is breast feeding to get her infant to take a bottle from her. In addition, infants with persistent temperament require more persistence from caregivers to accept a bottle. Patiently and persistently offering the bottle will usually work with time.

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How can I get my baby to take a bottle?

Enlist help. One trick that has worked frequently (for my children and my patients) is: when feeding time arrives, mother goes into hiding. Daddy offers a bottle of breast milk. If baby refuses, put him down, then try again in 10 minutes. Once baby gets hungry enough, he takes the bottle. After a few episodes, baby will usually take the bottle from mommy, too. Read more...
Mild hunger helps. Keep him a little hungry. Chose a nipple with proper flow for your baby's age. Add few drops of milk on your baby's lip and allow him/her to taste the milk a little before you offer the bottle. Read more...

How can I get my baby to take a bottle? He much prefers the breast.

Ask dad to help. If baby wants the real thing & knows its nearby s/he may not accept the bottle. Enlist the aid of another and get out of the room. Dad or an assistant is more likely to be successful if your not visible. Once baby has begun to accept the bottle & enjoy it, you may begin to use it yourself. Read more...