My baby is 2 months old and I just received my pump and bottle I order. When and how much should I pump? I'm still going to nurse my baby the bottle is for when im not home. planning on taking night classes and also when hubby n I want to go out to dinner or a movie. My 2nd daughter refused a bottle so I never pumped. I bought a Medela Calma bottle its specially made for breastfeeding . The bottle is round like a breast with a long open nipple it has a 2 way valve that the baby controls the flow by sucking, I hand expressed 1 oz. to test it out she spit the nipple out and fussed for a minute once she sucked on it figured out milk comes out she drank it all no problem then I finished nursing her. So I think going from this bottle to breast will be no problem. Any how back to my question .. Do I pump after she's eating from the same breast or opposite breast ? During feeding . sometimes she goes 4 hours without nursing should I pump between then?Answer Question
Answer by louise2 at 8:28 AM on Aug. 11, 2013
Answer by HHx5 at 8:48 AM on Aug. 11, 2013
Answer by But_Mommie at 9:08 AM on Aug. 11, 2013
If you have not opened the Calma package you may want to return it. IBCLC's are finding problems with it. http://thebreastfeedingmother.blogspot.com/2012/07/the-trouble-with-calma-and-quest-for.html
There is no bottle nipple that's actually made especially for breastfeeding. Best one is down to what baby likes.
Pump in the AM. It gets best output. Don't bother at night; it's an exercise in frustration. Otherwise, pump whenever you like. There's no wrong way to do it.
Answer by gdiamante at 12:09 PM on Aug. 11, 2013
Answer by Mommy081713 at 5:54 AM on Aug. 22, 2013