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How to Make Bottle Feeding Work for You

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Are you choosing bottle feeding over breastfeeding?

While breastfeeding is the natural way to go, there are some reasons you may want to choose bottle feeding over breastfeeding. These could include exhaustion, being on medications, certain illnesses, and more. If you find yourself needing to switch from breastfeeding to bottles, here are some tips:

  • Simulate the natural nipple
  • Be patient
  • Start mixed if possible (bottle, breast, bottle, breast)
  • Squeeze a bit of breast milk onto bottle to set off reflex

Switching From Breastfeeding to Bottle Feeding

If you want to try a mixed method…

Combination Bottle and Breastfeeding

Not everything you wish happens, not as you want it to happen.

Ysis was advised to bottle feed so her baby’s weight could be monitored…

Wondering about the pros and cons of bottle over breast?

Breast vs. Bottle for Feeding Your Baby, WebMD

Ready to pump? Check out:

“I Breastfed—From a Bottle,” Parenting.com

One mom shares how she pumped and fed her daughter breast milk for 11 full months, and offers support for others interested in doing the same.

Every situation is different and you must decide what is best for you and your child. Breast milk is the most nutritious, but not always feasible. Parenting will never be a perfect situation. What are your thoughts on bottle over breast, or vice versa?

 

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Lori

Freelance Blogger at ImmenselySocial.com
Lori Hil is a freelance blogger and content curator with an AAS in Early Childhood Education. She now gets to combine her love of writing and teaching through the written word. You can find her all around the web, but especially enjoying the freelance life at ImmenselySocial.com

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