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Bottle propping

Posted by on May. 7, 2013 at 3:39 PM
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I haven't posted in here in awhile iam no longer pregnant my daughter is 3 years old. I figured i'd post this out of love.

My nephew was born august 15, 2001 the day i turned 18.....i had no plans so i went with my mom to meet him for the first time. My big brother had gotten into trouble and that kept him from his son. Jaylen looked just like my brother. When my brothers gf came home so did my nephew.

He was only a few weeks old and they were propping his bottle. He choked and was turning colors my mom and her friend had to do cpr on my nephew to clear his air way. It happend twice, my nephew is now 7 years old and imo the sweetest little boy ever.

The second story involves my daughter braelyn and me.
I want to clarify before i start that i almost never propped her bottle due to what happend to my nephew and always kept an eye on her while she was eating.

Feb 12, 2010 4pm i'd just finished feeding brae and went to lay down with her to take a nap before i went out with my cousin my mom was going to babysit and we'd made plans to go to the casino.

I got up at 5 and started to get ready. I was in the bathroom and i heard a noise. I stepped out and asked my mom what the noise was she said she didn't know and suggested i go check on my daughter who was laying in the bassinet. I go in and look at her she's turning bright red. I picked her up and her eyes opend and started bulging out of ger head!

i yelled for my mom and handed her brae. By the time my mom started cpr she was gray. She yelled at me to call 911 i screamed at her that i didn't know the number.

By the time i called paramedics and they got there my mom had her breathing and crying. We spent the night in the hospital and they said it was acid reflux. I barely slept while she slept in the hospital crib beside me.

She is now a healthy 3 year old with big blue eyes.

Please do not prop your baby's bottles.
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Randi02
by Gold Member on May. 7, 2013 at 4:07 PM
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I feel so sorry for babies who have their bottles propped. There is no reason for it :(

junebaby11
by on May. 7, 2013 at 4:10 PM
I just dont understand it, I breastfeed but even if I didn't I would think it would be cuddle time :*(
mamalove619
by on May. 7, 2013 at 5:06 PM
My "friend" has propped her sons bottle basically since day 1. I've felt soooo sad for him.
Clemency3
by on May. 7, 2013 at 5:10 PM

Omgosh..sorry that, that happened to you. I don't prop bottles simply because it causes ear infections. But I never believed in propping period. It takes away from the bonding time. 

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kmqw229
by Ruby Member on May. 7, 2013 at 10:33 PM
Scary!
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lillucky8
by on May. 7, 2013 at 10:36 PM
Bottle propping scares the crap out of me
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NoraDun
by Platinum Member on May. 7, 2013 at 11:01 PM

Bottle propping is a no no in my book. Like a PP aside from the risks, it takes away from the bonding and cuddling time each baby deserves. I breastfeed, so no bottles given here!!

mrsevewat1
by on May. 7, 2013 at 11:03 PM
Im just curious to what u all would say to a single mom of twins or a couple with triplets. I don't prop, I will ebf the same as I did with both my boys and im not a bitch I just really want to know. I do think that there are a lot more kids that have had their bottles propped that didn't choke and almost die but to each their own. Every person is different and does things different. So what.
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mommy_2_be_2010
by Bronze Member on May. 8, 2013 at 7:29 AM
I'm a single parent i needed to learn how to multi task......my brother and his gf constantly propped my nephew's bottle especially if they were going somewhere.

All i did was explain 2 of my stories about bottle propping and why the doc says not to. As far as putting a baby on their back to sleep goes imo thats bs too. My daughter was on her back and still died in my arms if it weren't for my mom my babygirl wouldn't be here. After that she slept in my bed with me on my chest she is a perfectly happy normal 3 year old.

I never said you couldn't prop the kids bottles i just asked not to. I wasn't trying to scare anyone just explain that it's real easy for it to happen.


Quoting mrsevewat1:

Im just curious to what u all would say to a single mom of twins or a couple with triplets. I don't prop, I will ebf the same as I did with both my boys and im not a bitch I just really want to know. I do think that there are a lot more kids that have had their bottles propped that didn't choke and almost die but to each their own. Every person is different and does things different. So what.
MMerrill
by Melissa on May. 8, 2013 at 11:33 AM
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I think as a parent you would suck it up and feed them the right way, rather than risk something happening to your baby.  Not only can they choke, but they can get an ear infection from it and it can rot their teeth!  It's just not good all around.

Quoting mrsevewat1:

Im just curious to what u all would say to a single mom of twins or a couple with triplets. I don't prop, I will ebf the same as I did with both my boys and im not a bitch I just really want to know. I do think that there are a lot more kids that have had their bottles propped that didn't choke and almost die but to each their own. Every person is different and does things different. So what.


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