Breastfeeding and Pumping tips

Nifty - posted on 03/10/2009 ( 1 mom has responded )




So I've been trying to get my four month old to take a bottle of pumped breast milk, and not having very much luck. Does anyone have any nipple or bottle suggestions? She is not latching on to any of the nipples I've given her. Any other pumping or breastfeeding tips are appreciated as well!


Heather - posted on 03/10/2009




I had the best of luck with Advent bottles but I also had also used playtex with the bags. But 4 months old is a very difficult time to try to introduce a bottle to them if all they have been use to is you nursing them. If you personaly are the one trying to give her the bottle it will be even more difficult because she knows she can get the milk directly from you. It would be easier to get her to take a bottle from someone else but you may have to leave the room to do so because if she knows you are there then she would rather nurse from you. Another way that may work is to give her the bottle when she first wakes up in the morning when she is going to be extremly hungry and may not care as much as long as she gets food somehow.

I can give advice in pumping as well but I am not sure what you may need to know. Breastmilk is by supply and demand. As your child gets older and the more she eats your milk will come in to supplying that amount. same goes for pumping because its stimulating the breastmilk the same way it would if the baby is nursing. Feel free to send me a message if I could help in anyother way and good luck

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