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breast feeding question....

i am almost 28 weeks now with my second child. I formula fed the first, but plan on trying to breastfeed this one(my daughter wouldnt latch on is why i formula fed her).Is there certain types of bottles that you put the breast milk in (if someone else was to feed him for me or when i go to work)? Or can it be any kind?

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Asked by brittoh at 6:18 PM on Apr. 28, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • I think any kind your baby will take. I use the Playtex dropins brand with the slow flow nursing nipple. It's the most like your breast and babies seem to take it just fine. You may have to try a few times before your baby will take it, but once they realize it's your milk inside, they should take it no problem. Hope that helps!

    Answer by ACL2007 at 6:22 PM on Apr. 28, 2009

  • Soothie bottles or playtex nursers are both for breatfeeding mothers.

    Answer by brailynsmama08 at 6:22 PM on Apr. 28, 2009

  • I used avent bottles. i think they suggest that you only breastfeed for a few weeks until the baby gets the hang of it.

    Answer by gabenmikeysmom at 6:25 PM on Apr. 28, 2009

  • any bottle as long as the nipple has the same shape as yours so it wouldnt be so different to latch back on to ur breast

    Answer by lydiamama at 6:27 PM on Apr. 28, 2009

  • There are several things to consider. For one, it needs to be one your baby will take, and you may have to try a few before baby will take to it. Second, the nipple should resemble your nipple, as far as size and being able to latch with a wide-open mouth. And second, if at all possible, exclusively nurse your baby for as long as you can so s/he can get the hang of it.
    I used the First Years Breastflow bottles. They could be a pain, but they were amazing as far as their wide nipple base (so baby can latch on with a wide-open mouth, like the correct way when you nurse). But there are several brands out there you can consider.
    Good Luck with nursing!

    Answer by carliemarie1015 at 8:20 PM on Apr. 28, 2009

  • I just wanted to put out the option of a nursing shield. I had to use one for many months with my first daughter because her latch was terrible and my nipples were cracked and bleeding. I know that lactation consultants will warn you about them, but if you want to try breastfeeding and don't want the hassle of always pumping you could try a shield.

    Answer by savvybabygrace at 8:25 PM on Apr. 28, 2009

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