Originally Posted by Cakerbaker
My son took to the bottle no bother, my daughter was a different story! We tried a number of different bottles and she eventually took the Nuk bottle with a latex teat. It seemed softer than the silicone teats.
We tried different times of the day, different levels of hunger, me being in and out of the house and nothing worked. Then one day my husband randomly tried again and she started drinking like she’d been bottle fed since day one!!!!
Sorry, I've written two replys to this and deleted them both!!! Guessing I'm more tired than I thought
Short answer, you've given yourself an almost impossible task, in introducing a bottle at 6 months for the first time!!
It might be easier to just cut out the bottle stage and give her a beaker, especially if breast feeding is to continue as her main drink.
Some kids will take it, done will never!! You could spend a fortune on different bottles and treats, when in the end, shell end up on a sippy cup/ beaker anyway.
Have a think, see how she goes, my second baby refused anything but the boob, so she went from boob to sippy cup.
They're all different, theres no easy way to introduce a whole new way of feeding and sucking to a baby who is so well established on the boob.
Perseverance is key, it just depends on how badly you want her to take the bottle.
A beaker/sippy cup can be easier too as it's not a new way to feed, just a different way of getting it, if that makes sense.