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Old 02-17-08, 12:25 PM
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Default BF'ing at night....and expressed bmilk or formula?

just thinking ahead here..... I was done nursing with my boys by the time they hit their sleeping 'stride' at 10 weeks or so.... so we were bottle feeding then.... but I'm feeling great about sticking with nursing Lyla
 


How did you go about getting them to sleep through the night when they nurse? At this point of course she is so small so that's the last thing on my mind, but I was curious about how it works out?

I would like to introduce bottles to her-- at somepoint in the next week or so-- but DH is really anxious to help out with her feedings-- I rented a pump and plan on pumping if it goes well-- but I'm curious about if anyone had success with bottle feeding formula and still bf'ing during the day? what were the downfalls or issues? I read a comment about taste concerns and babies showing preference for one or the other....
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Old 02-17-08, 04:11 PM
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i have the same questions about bottles and pumping...
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i think that supplementing will decrease your milk supply..unless you are okay with that.
i have not introduced any bottles at this point. im too nervous to disrupt her latch or something. but, i do plan on giving her EBM via bottle once she is around 2 months or so, so i can start going to the gym at night when DH is home and then he can feed her.
i am pumping once a night to create a stockpile and then just nursing all day and night.
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at this point a little decrease would be good
 


I have heard that-- but also that your body will accomodate to when they want to nurse? I am a little worried about that part and am curious if that's happened to anyone?
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maybe you can pump to help with the engorgement and keep that milk for later use and then by that time, Lyla will be taking more milk in so you wouldnt have to give her formula.

im sure the ladies here will help you. they sure have helped me. i know i am just a newbie, but i feel like i have been bf forever!
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