Sometimes, a breastfed baby becomes accustomed to bottle feeding and begins refusing the breast. If your baby was refusing a bottle and is now refusing to breastfeed, try not to be too upset. We understand this can be a bit frustrating for moms who wish to combine the two, but there are options you can try.
A nipple shield could help if you wish to both breastfeed and bottle feed your baby. 3 You might consider these ultra-thin, butterfly-shaped nipple shields that help you breastfeed longer and more comfortably. They’re designed to help your baby latch easily and encourage breast contact for a more natural experience.
Remember, if you do want to combine breast and bottle, it’s recommended that you wait three to four weeks before introducing the bottle so that your baby is well-established with breastfeeding.