Breast and Bottle

Discussion in 'Combination Feeding' started by Pregnot, Apr 15, 2013.

  1. Pregnot

    Pregnot Well-Known Member

    Oct 24, 2012
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    Just wondering if it is possible to do both - breast feed and bottle feed

    i would like to breast feed but take some of the pressure off by expressing and giving baby a bottle

    I would like my OH to be able to feed baby and also make it easier when i go out to the farm etc... to have a bottle of milk rather than breastfeeding.

    could this be done from day one or it is best to get baby used to breast first and then give bottle a few weeks in?

    not sure on how best to do it
  2. tweetyfoo

    tweetyfoo Well-Known Member

    Nov 21, 2011
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    Its possible to do both, once you get into a routine and supply is estabkished you will be able to express and give it via bottle x
  3. knopk@

    [email protected] Well-Known Member

    Jan 15, 2011
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    You do need to establish the supply first, dont put pressure on yourself to express. Establishing takes around 6 weeks plus by then you will be more confident etc.
    In the early days, babies feed a lot and sometimes you feel chaines to.the sofa but it does pass. There is also a big growth spurt around 4-6 weeks which leaves everyone doubting of they have enough milk but its baby"ordering" more

    Tapatalking so cant see signatures

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