When DD Drinks From The Bottle Instead Of Breast

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chrissi79 - February 12

I just gave my daughter her first bottle tonight...I pumped 2 ozs. into the first bottle, and she downed it in a few mins...normally she'll feed for 30 mins or so in total - I guess I am to assume she's getting about the same amount of milk in her br___t feedings as I pump out?? I pumped until the flow stopped so I guess this is the same amt. she drinks, just doesn't take as much effort and therefore drinks it faster? Does that make sense?

 

NICOLE - February 13

MY DD DOES THE SAME THING, I AM WONDERING THE SAME QUESTION

 

Leilani14 - February 13

My Lo had issues latching in the begining and he was always getting less from the b___st. When he was about 4 weeks he would eat about 3oz a meal from a bottle. If I would try to nurse him he would nurse for 30 min and I would offer a bottle after nursin he would still eat 1.5oz. But my baby was not god nurser.

 

chrissi79 - February 13

I guess my question is really this: will she drink the bottle a hell of a lot faster than the same amt. nursing? I guess so...????

 

DB - February 13

Yes, bottles usually flow much faster than the b___st, but there are slower flowing bottles you can buy. The one's I bought are Breastflow by Avent I think. They make the baby work harder. I was told that the babies can get used to being satisfied very quickly by a bottle and refuse the b___st since it takes longer to get the same amount of milk. I'm too scared to use them yet as my dd is not latching on great yet.

 

Miriam - February 13

yes bottles are much easier for them, but that's NOT a good thing. Get the slowest flowing nipple. Also, the amount that you pump is NOT a good indication of your supply. Babies are a lot more efficient and some mothers just don't get a lot by pumping.

 

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