New here, have some questions....
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|Mon, 06-02-2003 - 9:28am|
I have been so emotional and when I can't get Joshua to latch on I feel like a failure and He and I BOTH end up crying and upset so I have been feeding mainly pumped milk. My husband enjoys doing some of the feedings. He will get up and feed at night so that I can pump.
My questions may be silly. But here goes....
I am paranoid about Joshua's health so I am washing stuff like crazy and meticulous about freezing, refrigeration etc.
I am storing my extra milk in plastic bottles in a freezer. Does anyone use the bags? What kind are good and safe?
How long is it okay to let the baby drink from the bottle. For example after it is warmed up if he eats a litte then stops do you have to waste the rest of that bottle or can he eat from it again in 30 minutes or so? He still is trying to decide how much he wants each feeding and I have been afraid to let him eat from that same bottle. Is there a time limit to prevent any spoilage of the milk?
What are you doing to sterilize the pump parts? I was told warm soapy water between feedings and dishwasher once a day. Does this sound right?
Sorry this is so long. I am just excited to have a place to see that other mother's are doing the same to get breast milk to their babies. Thanks for any responses you may have, I really appreciate any help.
Jill and Joshua (05/15/03)