Question regarding MOTN bottle feeding

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Registered: 07-13-2011
Question regarding MOTN bottle feeding
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Sat, 08-20-2011 - 5:28pm

Hello ladies,

I started EPing when my son was 3 months old, he is almost 7 months old now.

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Registered: 10-24-2008
Mon, 09-05-2011 - 5:00am

I've never understood

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Registered: 08-23-2011
Tue, 08-23-2011 - 10:09pm
I don't know if you would consider formula for this feeding, but that is what we do. We measure out the water in one bottle and the formula in another and then mix them when he wakes up. He is 5 months and sometimes sleeps all night so this allows me to not waste BM or go through the stress of him waking up all the way because he had to wait for a bottle to warm. Plus my husband can feed him while I go pump. We tried BM at night for a while but the stress of warming up the bottle wasn't worth it. However if your baby is still waking up every 3-4 hours you could just leave a bottle out at room temp, but I would only do this if your baby is waking up like clockwork. I would hate to waste good BM :)
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Registered: 07-26-2007
Mon, 08-22-2011 - 7:07am

Not all babies will drink cold milk. Neither of mine would. It could be room temp or slightly cool, but they'd reject it straight from the fridge.

What I do is when I hear him start fussing around I get up and get a cup of warm tap water, set a bottle in it. Then I go change the baby and that is enough time to knock the chill off the bottle.

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Registered: 08-19-2011
Sat, 08-20-2011 - 9:29pm
To make it easier, make sure you have clean bottles before you go to bed, and I use an Avent bottle warmer. It takes about 5 mins to warm 3 oz of milk. While it's warming up, I go pee, and get a drink for myself (because I'm going to pump right after I feed her). Before I do any of that, I turn on a dim light and say hello to LO and tell her "Mommy's going to make milk". No idea if this helps, but I like to think it does. You could also warm up water in microwave safe cup/mug (30 secs or so) and drop the bottle into the cup/mug, and while the bottle is sitting in the water, you can comfort LO. The water gets hotter faster in the microwave than the faucet. Just be careful handling the hot water around LO. And finally, if you are comfortable with this, BM can sit at room temperature anywhere from 4 to 8 hours, so as long as your LO doesn't sleep past that, you could prepare the bottle before you go to bed and just let it sit out.
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Registered: 07-09-2011
Sat, 08-20-2011 - 7:41pm
You don't have to warm a bottle of milk before your baby eats. My son has been drinking milk cold since he was about 2 weeks old. He is now 6 months old. It also helps him to stay cool in our sweltering Southern Arizona summers :)