Hello, I have just had a baby on the second, and currently am just breastfeeding, my iusse is I am so sore, and so tired cuz i get up every 2 hours to feed him. Also my boyfriend would love to have the bonding experiance with him, but since i am breast feeding he cant enjoy that moment. I was thinking about formula feeding at night only so My boyfriend can bond with our son, and I can get a few extra hours of sleep at night. But I do not know if this is a good idea. Any input? Thank you.
-First Time Mommy
Answer by PURPULbutterfly at 6:00 PM on Sep. 6, 2009
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Answer by LuvmyFam6 at 7:34 PM on Sep. 6, 2009
Congrats on the baby! That idea, while definitely enticing for you, will not work if you want to breastfeed. You will have to get up anyway to pump due to engorgement. Without breastfeeding on demand, especially in the beginning, will more then likely lead to a failed breastfeeding relationship due to you not being able to keep up with the every demanding need for more and more breastmilk. Also by introducing a bottle you are also chancing nipple confusion which again causes many more hurdles for your breastfeeding relationship when introduced in the first 6 weeks. Finally and most importantly there are plenty of ways for daddy to bond with baby without physically feeding baby. Have dad help out in other just as important ways. Help you get ready for feeding, rub baby's head while feeding (helps in brain development). Have dad change baby, play with baby, hold baby during non feed times, etc.
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