My cousin-in-law has a daughter that is a little over a year old. She was born with a really bad cleft palate and just had her first big surgery on the cleft last week. She did really good during the surgery but isn't wanting to take fluids. The hospital let them come home yesterday after being there for a week. She will eat alright but wants her old bottle. The old bottle had a longer custom nipple to reach to the back of her mouth past the opening from the cleft. She can't have that nipple anymore due to her stitches. From what she has said her daughter starts screaming, kicking, and crying when she sees the new bottle. She has tried playing with her to get her more thirsty but she still doesn't want it. The doctors told her to force the bottle onto her or she will need another IV. A couple other people and me have suggested freezing some juice so she can suck on it, put something tasty on the nipple, or to try one of those plush bottle covers to hide most of the bottle and make it more appealing. Does anyone else know of any ideas I could tell her?