Getting a baby to eat can feel like playing a game of chess: Most of your time is spent developing a strategy for your next move, hoping it’s the one that causes your newborn to latch onto the nipple. Some nursing babies have a favorite side, and some bottle-fed babies will only eat from certain nipples. It’s not always easy to figure out their preferences.
You might hear a lot about how giving the baby a bottle will help dads to bond it’s absolutely not necessary and there are loads of other things you can do instead.Yes some boys dance ballet and love make up. Yes some girls love wrestling and shooting each other with Nerf guns.
They love sports, wrestling, farting, burping, running around the house while shooting each other with Nerf guns, throwing balls around the house constantly, wrestling, farting, yelling and wrestling…oh yes, and playing Lego.
Dads, it’s easy to be discouraged when your baby doesn’t want to latch onto the bottle.But keeping trying, even if that means trying different nipple types, different bottle types, different ways of holding your baby or different locations to feed. Remain calm and confident, and you’ll get it.