Bottle-feeding refusal online program solution
Introducing our bottle feeding courses by Rowena Bennett, designed to help parents and caregivers overcome the challenge of getting their baby to drink from a bottle. Our programs are based on the principles of baby led feeding and respect, providing a gentle and nurturing approach to introducing your little one to the bottle.


Through a series of easy-to-follow lessons, you will learn how to identify the root cause of your baby's bottle refusal and how to address it effectively.
 Our gentle and supportive approach will help your baby develop a positive association with the bottle, making feeding time a more enjoyable experience for both you and your baby.

Rowena's Bottle-Feeding Aversion Program


  • Step-by-step guide
  • Real life feeding examples
  • Extensive FAQ's
  • Mindfulness tracks
  • Additional carer's guide


Module 1
Understanding Feeding Aversions

Discover why feeding aversions occur and why they are so commonly misdiagnosed.

Module 2
Identify The Cause

Guidance on why your baby has developed a feeding aversion and how to eliminate any barriers to your baby's recovery.

Module 3
Prepare For Success

Equip yourself with the knowledge and tools you need to resolve your baby's feeding aversion.

Module 4
How To Resolve Your Baby's Bottle-Feeding Aversion

Learn your responsibilities in the program and how to respond in harmony with your baby's needs.

Module 5
What To Expect

Get set up for success by resetting your expectations and learning your role in your baby’s feeding journey.

Module 6

Discover parental pitfalls which hinder success, and where to find additional supports.


Meditation / Mindfulness Tracks

Tracks to help focus your energy into positivity.

Day-Care Quick Guide

A guide for what to expect when introducing your baby into childcare, and how to set educators up for successful feeding.

Real-life Video Examples

Example videos of behaviours of concern, normal feeding behaviours and bottle-feeding techniques to aid your understanding.



Knowledge is the first step in resolving your baby's feeding aversion. Rowena explains how feeding aversions occur and helps you to understand how things have gotten to this point.

'The program saved us from going down a medical diagnosis minefield for our baby boy. I noticed at 8 weeks when I stopped pumping that our baby was starting to eat less from his bottles. We were so concerned with him "getting enough" per the recommendations I was following that we were unknowingly applying so much pressure on him to finish his bottles. He also had struggled with tongue and lip ties and was 4 weeks post laser revision when the feeding aversion went into full effect. His doctor recommended treating him for GERD but he had no symptoms of pain. I just didn't feel right about treating something with medications that I didn't believe he had. When I found Rowena's program online I felt like someone knew exactly what was wrong with my baby and could help. He was exhibiting all of the signs including crying and screaming whenever we even sat in a usual feeding position, even before he saw a bottle. By the time we showed him the bottle, he had already lost it and we couldn't get him to eat even small amounts. I realized what we thought were signs that he was not able to suck were actually cues that he DIDN'T WANT MORE. This was a huge Ah-ha moment! When we stopped pressuring him to eat and following the program within TWO DAYS our baby was eating again and within a week he was actually relaxed and staring into my eyes and playing with my hair. I cried tears of joy. Thank you Rowena! I recommend this program to everyone. My doctor didn't even know that Feeding Aversion existed and now my baby is happily eating again and slowly eating more volume.'

"Excellent program. I wish there was more education for doctors and speech pathologists about this area. Our paediatricians, neonatologist and speech pathologist had never heard of your aversion theory and the steps to overcome it. There will continue to be misdiagnoses when this behavioural problem continues being misdiagnosed as medical in origin. I certainly won't make the misdiagnosis in the future for my patients and I'm thankful that this experience has taught me about this aversion theory. I'm not a big Facebook person but I've honestly found the FB support group helpful. Thank you so much for your exemplary program."


Concerned about your baby’s bottle-feeding practices?

Unsure of what behaviour is normal versus abnormal?

Aversion free but worried about a relapse?

This webinar is for you!


One of my identical twin boys started fussing a lot during feedings and through my digging I found Rowena’s program and used her advice to remove stressors from his feedings and now he fusses only if I accidentally do something that he perceives as feeding pressure and I immediately stop! His aversion was mild compared to many of the stories on the program. The program corrected a lot of our bad habits and made our feedings much more pleasant. We also found that both boys like to be fed more on their sides; we never would have thought position mattered so much. Highly recommend!


I honestly cannot recommend this program enough! I suspect my daughter has had a bottle aversion so roughly 2.5-3 months, she is now 6.5 months, and it got to the point where she would cry as soon as I put her in a feeding position or if she saw the bottle. Once starting this program I saw improvements within 3 days, although I should point out that the first 2 days were really hard! Fast forward 6 weeks and my daughter is a different baby, she absolutely loves her feeds now and takes great volumes, she's also being weaning onto solids and is enjoying that too... I'm one very happy mama! Also, check out the facebook page for support :)


From our healthcare providers: "Push your baby to drink more. " "Feed your baby every 2 hours because your baby is on the smaller side." Around 7 - 8 weeks of age, our baby started to get extremely fussy during feeding time. Despite what we thought were "hunger cues" at the time, he would cry as soon as soon as he was put into the feeding position, or when the bottle nipple was stroked against his lips. Then he would drink a little bit of milk, then cry, then drink a little bit, then cry. He would also arch his back in the middle of feeds. We thought we were waiting too long to feed him, so we tried calming him down before offering more. Then he would continue to cry. The cycle repeated itself over and over, day in and day out. We felt that our feeds had become exhausting and unsustainable. Interestingly, he would feed well without any fuss during his middle of the night feeds, so we almost resorted to feeding him 100% in his sleep or finding some weird distracting position to feed (yoga ball bouncing or baby carrier). We went to our healthcare provider. After describing baby's symptoms over a phone call, they diagnosed him with reflux and milk protein allergy. We were told to switch to a hypoallergenic formula. After 3 days on the expensive smelly hypoallergic formula, our baby's symptoms got worse. He would drink even LESS than he did before on the conventional formula! After researching, we came across Rowena's website, and everything just clicked. We went back to the cheaper conventional formula and started implementing the program and feeding rules as soon as possible. Now feeding times are much more enjoyable. We are still learning his hunger and satiety cues as he is growing and developing, but we have learned to trust our baby to decide when and how much he wants to eat!

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