this is my first day home...had a lil boy 6 pounds 14oz...at 3:44 on dec 18th...can i breastfeed and give a bottle some times???Answer Question
Answer by Bmat at 9:17 PM on Dec. 19, 2009
Answer by LeanneC at 9:26 PM on Dec. 19, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 9:26 PM on Dec. 19, 2009
Answer by excitedmomma2be at 9:39 PM on Dec. 19, 2009
Answer by Autumn22 at 9:53 PM on Dec. 19, 2009
Answer by LeanneC at 9:53 PM on Dec. 19, 2009
You have to go back in two days????? Are you positive??
It is REQUIRED by law that you have 6 weeks to recover after having a baby. What kind of POS company do you work for that expects you back 4 days after giving birth??? They are trying to kill you. It is VERY, VERY bad for your health to go back to work right now. Your body has been in the equivelant of a train wreck. You are in no shape to go back to work.
Answer by Anonymous at 9:57 PM on Dec. 19, 2009
You don't want to introduce a bottle too early, and when you do introduce it you want to be selective in how often. Try not to introduce a bottle before 6-8 weeks. If you have initial problems with latching, this is especially important! I went back to work a week after my baby was born BUT used a spoon, eyedropper, or tiny cup only. No bottle until our latch issues were resolved and then ONLY when I was at work and ONLY with a breastfeeding friendly nipple. I never give the baby a bottle, and if I miss a feed I pump. The first few weeks are the hardest and you do not want to be tempted by bottles because that can really sabotage breastfeeding.Â Â Â
Answer by amileegirl at 10:02 PM on Dec. 19, 2009
Remember baby will want to be attached to you all the time and eats VERY often. Join the breastfeeding moms group on cafemom for support. Don't worry if you can't pump much, especially at first!</p>
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Answer by amileegirl at 10:03 PM on Dec. 19, 2009
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