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has anyone had any luck with...

Posted by on Jan. 14, 2013 at 1:43 PM
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Mixing bottle and breast? I know they say to bf for at least 6 weeks before trying to introduce a bottle, but I won't have that option since I'll either be going back to work or school shortly after she's born. I plan on pumping for the time I'm gone. I really want to bf as much as possible, and I'm worried that introducing a bottle too soon will ruin that. Has anyone here had any luck mixing bottle and breast??
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Precious333
by Group Admin - Julia on Jan. 14, 2013 at 2:01 PM

many people have. Mine never took a bottle, but I didn't leave them often enough.  My suggestion is to find the right kind of nipple, and only let the caregiver give him the bottle. Also, I would not introduce bottles until breastfeeding is well established, and only give them when you're away.

gumbeme06
by on Jan. 14, 2013 at 2:04 PM

 yes. dd was breasfet for 25months. I had to go back to work at 5 weeks pp. She never had nipple confusion or never refused the breast. When I was home there was no way she would take a bottle though. I'm just glad I responded so well to a pump and didn't have to use any formula.

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