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'Breastfeeding Myths Debunked' - Bottles increase in size as baby gets older

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Today we are debunking the myth that bottles must increase in size as baby gets older.

Breatmilk changes with the needs of baby. Larger bottles are not needed.

Breastfed babies should receive between 1-1.25 oz/per hour away from mom. Bottle should not be larger than 3 oz. at a time. It is recommended that baby be burped after each ounce and the nipple be slow flow. 

Have you bought into this myth? Does your baby get breastmilk in a bottle?


by on Mar. 18, 2013 at 10:19 AM
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gabrielsmama777
by on Mar. 21, 2013 at 2:33 PM

I have never heard of this specific myth, although I had heard of people believe you would pump more as baby got older. We never used bottles very often, but I always made sure to pump about 4 to 12 ounces depending on the length of the trip and it was usually too much, plus I think my 2nd child spit more out than what she would actually drink from a bottle

Sharkgirl7
by on Mar. 23, 2013 at 3:04 AM
No cause my babe chose to be tap only :)
Mommy2CXh
by Bronze Member on Mar. 24, 2013 at 11:27 AM
Ds never liked bottles. I tried explaining the amount to my family and they insisted I gave him more while I was gone but he never drank it anyways
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