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Question about keeping my 2 month old nephew.

Posted by on Apr. 9, 2013 at 1:55 PM
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This is a dumb question but here it goes.....

My neice had my great nephew almost 2 months ago. They are falling on hard times so she is going to go back to work. He is EBF. She wants me to keep him but I'm alittle nervous . They have tried to give him a bottle a couple of times and he screams and screams, eventually he will take it. I suggested pumping and leaving him with me while she job hunts, to see how it goes. My question is, I am still nursing my 15 month old. She nurses on and off alllll day. I'm afraid he will smell my milk and refuse the bottle. Is that even possible??? Also, what kind of bottles would be the best to try?




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xLilBit22
by on Apr. 9, 2013 at 1:57 PM
Heres a bump.
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EntrepeneurMom
by on Apr. 9, 2013 at 1:58 PM
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Don't suppose you could feed him yourself?
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audreesmama
by on Apr. 9, 2013 at 1:59 PM
I would suggest this. If not, breastflow bottles are awesome.


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Don't suppose you could feed him yourself?

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ArmyWife0927
by Member on Apr. 9, 2013 at 2:04 PM

 

Quoting EntrepeneurMom:

Don't suppose you could feed him yourself?

 I wouldn't mind it at all. But wouldn't that hurt her supply? Even if she still pumps what would she do with her milk she pumps?

EntrepeneurMom
by on Apr. 9, 2013 at 2:07 PM
Not at all, the more you use the more you make (unless you have supply issues to start with). It should increase her supply :)


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Quoting EntrepeneurMom:

Don't suppose you could feed him yourself?

 I wouldn't mind it at all. But wouldn't that hurt her supply? Even if she still pumps what would she do with her milk she pumps?


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GoldenLinds
by Bronze Member on Apr. 9, 2013 at 2:12 PM
Look up co nursing! Its totally awesome. I agree. I liked breastflow bottles for my LO. Its also possible though that you might have better luck offering a bottle because you smell more like the source amd thus offer a comfortable and faniliar place for accepting the bottle.
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ArmyWife0927
by Member on Apr. 9, 2013 at 8:27 PM
Bump for the afternoon ladies:)
justone_jen
by Jen on Apr. 9, 2013 at 8:29 PM
I'd ask if she'd mind if you'd just nurse. Seems like it'd be easier for all.
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GoodyBrook
by Silver Member on Apr. 9, 2013 at 8:38 PM

 

If you wet nurse your great-nephew, his mama would still need to pump.  She could donate her pumped milk to a baby in need...  (There are a lot of mamas out there looking for donor milk!)

Quoting ArmyWife0927:

 

Quoting EntrepeneurMom:

Don't suppose you could feed him yourself?

 I wouldn't mind it at all. But wouldn't that hurt her supply? Even if she still pumps what would she do with her milk she pumps?


 

Cruz-s-mommy
by Amanda on Apr. 9, 2013 at 8:48 PM
I agree^^^ but I will add I nannied for an EBF baby while still nursing DS and she took her bottles just fine for me. If I happened to be feeding her when her mom got home, she would immediately unlatch from the bottle and scream til mommy took her from me. :-)
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