BF...bottle...both?

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BF...bottle...both?
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Tue, 09-01-2009 - 7:45pm
What is everyone using as their feeding tools? For those of you who are bottlefeeding...when did you stop pumping or BFing?
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Wed, 09-02-2009 - 8:24am
I'm breastfeeding. Eloise won't take a bottle, at least she won't the two times we tried, so I haven't worried about it. Once we hit 6 months (in two weeks eek!) I may try some expressed breast milk in a sippy or strawcup or maybe a little water. Since I am still breastfeeding Desmond as well as Eloise, I don't think I'll be stopping breastfeeding anytime soon.










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Wed, 09-02-2009 - 10:05am

Hey Kristy Lee! Glad to see you back! Kaylee is gorgeous :).

Ry's on soy formula now. He BF'd for 8 weeks, but once I went back to work and he got bottles of EBM, he refused to latch anymore, so I EP'd until he was 9 months old, then quit and he drank frozen milk until it ran out this Monday and now he's on soy formula (dairy allergy). We're going to start introducing regular soy milk when he hits 11 months, slowly phasing out the formula till he's on all soy milk around a year.

Phew! Who knew it could be that complicated, haha?

-Megan

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Wed, 09-02-2009 - 10:37am
We're pretty much a ll boob here ;-) James takes one or two bottles a week of expressed milk, usually when we're out and about. I'm not going back to work, so I don't really have any intention to do much pumping or using of bottles... I'm just too lazy really.
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Wed, 09-02-2009 - 3:26pm
We're mainly just breastfeeding. When I teach dance, DH tries to give Barrett a bottle of pumped milk but recently Barrett has been refusing the bottle (so DH is stuck with a very fussy baby for a couple hours). Right now that's only one night a week, but I'll be teaching a second night by the middle of September and Barrett will be with a sitter so I think we're going to have to practice with the bottle some more or figure out some other method to keep him happy.
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Registered: 10-11-2005
Wed, 09-02-2009 - 4:06pm
Brita you can try a sippy cup, straw cup or even just a regular small cup at 4 months, sometimes it works better then the bottle. The only reason we haven't tried one of those options with Eloise yet is that I have yet to leave her since she turned 4 months old, technically you can start earlier with any of those methods as well.










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Wed, 09-02-2009 - 7:08pm

This thread is so interesting, girls! Good info to have...and very interesting to see the range of babies' preferences.

I *heart* this board :)


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Wed, 09-02-2009 - 10:14pm
I had been BFing for the first week, but Kaylee just wasn't taking to it well, so I started pumping and bottlefeeding so that DH could help out.
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Thu, 09-03-2009 - 11:45am
Sarah I think we're going to try out a couple different cups over the next few weeks and see what works. I'm a little suspicious that it is more of a comfort thing than a hunger thing, but I am sure something will work out to make baby and daddy happy :)
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Thu, 09-03-2009 - 4:27pm

Hi Kristy Lee,


With DD#2 I bf for 11 months. When I was on mat leave I did only breast, but I waited a couple weeks before I would let her start getting the breastmilk in a bottle so that I did not confuse her early on. I pumped after feedings and stored up milk for when I went back to work and then at work I would pump and she got bottles at daycare, but when we got home I would only bf her. It worked out really well because she was on both with only breastmilk. I used the playtex bottles with the drop in as it was no real cleaning of the bottles like I had with DD#1 and the nipple looked so much like the breast that I think it helped her as well not get confused. Hope that helps!!

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Sun, 09-06-2009 - 9:53pm
I breast fed Gideon for just under 16 months. We gave him a bottle around 6 weeks so that he was prepared when I went back to work at 8 weeks. He breastfed when he was with me an bottles with family who took care of him until he was 12 weeks, then he started daycare. At 9 months we switched him from bottles to cups. I stopped pumping at a year because I had gallons and gallons of milk in the storage. I think sometime around 14-15 months we gave him mixture of 1/2 breast milk and 1/2 cows milk. To get him used to cows milk until we started sending him with breast milk for lunch at daycare and milk at home. He didn't really care for milk at home until the last 6-8 weeks really. We finished with my breast milk surplus when he was about 20 months old.
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