I know people say breast milk is most nutritious. But my 7.5-month-old has been refusing to drink from expressed milk in bottles during the day. Our best efforts (breaking into several sessions at each feed, singing to her, rocking her to feed, etc.) will yield at maximum 3 oz of intake in about 12 hours. When her mom comes home, she does feed ok on the breast.
This has been going on since she's 3 month old (You heard that right, she never liked bottles since 3 month when her mom left for work, and she's now almost 8 months old). At some point, you got to ask yourself whether it's worth it, as it's like fighting a battle every time you try to give her a bottle. Can we just increase her solid intake in place of breast milk? She generally eats solid food pretty well.
I'm thinking: no bottled milk at all during the day. Instead, feed her egg, carrots, oat meal, chicken, spinach, all pureed, and some baby yogurt. Then when her mom comes home, give her a breast feeding session.
We are at our wits' end.