Breastmilk By Bottle Only

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Krista - June 20

I'm going to have to go back to work 3 weeks after I give birth...I'd like to br___tfeed but it just doesn't seem like it's going to be an option. I'm planning on renting a very good pump from my hospital and feeding my baby by bottle..that way his daddy and babysitter can feed him as well. Is there any harm in this? Does it matter if you feed by br___t or bottle? Thanks!

 

Heather - June 20

Hi Krista, My son had to stay in the hospital for 2 weeks when he was born due to being premature and he never quite got the hang of b___stfeeding so I exclusively pumped and gave him bottles of expressed b___st milk for 4 months. It was great but a little heartbreaking that he wouldn't nurse. It is not harmful by anymeans. Definitely invest in a good pump though. I, personally, would nurse when you are around and then pump when you are away. Pumping is exhausting so just be prepared. Good Luck!

 

3babies - June 20

Hi Krista, my friend did this for 6 months because her son was tongue tied so couldnt latch on to the b___st properly. It was exhausting, but she really wanted him to have the b___st milk. I also would recommend a good pump. I had to go back to work after my second, and ended up combining formula feeds with b___st because I couldnt pump enough to keep up at work.

 

Heather - June 20

I forgot to mention that - after I started back to work when he was 8 weeks, my milk supply started to go down and had to supplement with formula. That is why I eventually stopped. I was only pumping 1 ounce at a time and he was eating between 6 and 8 ounces at a time. That meant only 1 bottle a week of b___st milk.

 

Heather - June 21

I meant one bottle of b___st milk a day.

 

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