Oftentimes, bottle feeding and breastfeeding are considered as two mutually exclusive methods. What most people may not realise is that these two go much further when used to complement one another. From the baby’s perspective, the two can be wildly different. Although baby feeding tits are designed to mimic the nipple, there are differences that come up when they suckle. There are ways that one can use to ensure that the two are combined in a way that works for both baby and mother. We have found a great tutorial that will take you through this.
I know you're supposed to go and I am here to chat with you about bottles or you're breastfed baby and this might be a question for some of you you're like will i breastfeed what do I need bottles for well you might if you're a working mom you might need to introduce your kiddo to a bottle just to kind of get them used to the idea because you won't be around all the time or you know if you want an occasional date night out you might want somebody else being able to feed your baby that's definitely a bonus or if you want your partner to be able to help with feedings or if they have a desire to help with feedings having your baby super comfortable taking a bottle is a good thing it's generally advised if you're going to be a stay-at-home mom and you're only going to use a bottling occasionally generally advised to wait about four to six weeks to introduce a bottle but if you lead a really busy lifestyle and if you're a working mom you're going to want to probably introduce even earlier than that I waited the full six weeks to introduce a bottle to Harrison and it was a nightmare I'm telling you so he is my first kid that I have breastfed my daughter was a NICU baby and so she was model baby a long story short I am a first time breastfeeding mom but I you know I read on the internet and they're like nipple confusion don't introduce the bottle early Dada Dada Dada I wish I would have introduced it a little earlier because he is a chance dressier he's 21 months and he's still is breastfeeding so yeah he is a chance I mean I waited because I wanted to make sure that we had a good milk supply established in a good nursing relationship but honestly I wish that a couple of his feedings early in his life would have been bottle feedings because it was just it was really rough introducing into the bottle so I would say if you were a busy person or if you're a mom who's planning to go back to work I would say somewhere between like the two and three week March to start introducing your baby to a bottle or if your baby seems to be a really good nursery right from the jump like maybe introduce it even earlier than that so it's ultimately up to you when you introduce your baby to a bottle but there are a few factors to consider so one of the most common reasons for parents to introduce a bottle to their baby is if mom or if the primary parent is going to be going back to where so you're going to need your baby to take a bottle or be fed by someone else for us that was breast milk in his bottle but some people transition a baby to formula for those of you who are working moms and who will need to have your baby a transition to a bottle before you go back to work or being able to go back and forth to a bottle I highly recommend doing it as early as possible if you're having struggles with nursing maybe wait a little bit longer but if your baby is like a really really great nurse er earlier the better honestly that way it's never like a weird thing that you have to introduce to your baby and there's lots and lots of bottles out there that are breastfeeding friendly so there's less chance of getting nipple confusion and I'm actually planning to do a video like review of some of those bottles so hang tight or hit that subscribe button so that you don't miss that and then another tip this is kind of a side note for working moms try to spend I don't know a couple hours at a time away from your baby and I know this can be super hard especially when they're really little but you want them to get used to being in the care of someone else so we would do like a couple of little playdates with the person who was going to care for Harrison and like Brian would occasionally take Karason while I like have shower and maybe did a couple of other things but it's important that your baby knows that other people will be taking care of them other than just mom so if you are going back to work you want to make that transition as smooth as possible so a question that I get all the time when I say that to moms when I say introduce the bottle a little bit on the earlier side is why not wait to introduce the bottle until you know you absolutely have to go back to work why not just let baby and mom have that bonding time so in my experience like breastfed babies generally prefer mom like think about it if you were a little baby like you would want to be close to the smell that you recognize that's good to skin and somebody like stroking your hair while you're having your snack of course a little baby is going to prefer to be breastfed so the earlier that you can introduce that bottle the easier the transition will be and baby will see that they will still get all the snuggles from mom but they will also still sometimes have to eat from this little bottle thing if your toe is having a difficult time taking a bottle at first just know that eventually your baby will take a bottle and it might be kind of rough if they don't like the bottle or if they're a kid like Harrison that only wants to breastfeed it took our daycare gal say like a week or two weeks to really get Harrison good on a bottle but eventually when I wasn't around when he couldn't you know see that hey I want to go eat with her instead when he could see that his only option really was the bottle he took it just fine so it might be kind of a struggle your baby might get a little bit upset and that's really sad and hard but just know that eventually your baby will take a bottle if one brand of bottles not working keep trying we tried how many different bottles and honestly the only one that really works for us is the comb Otomo different bottles will work for different babies I will go ahead and link to Como Telmo down below so if you are a breastfeeding mom and you want your baby to be able to take a bottle I know that one is recommended for breastfeeding babies I'll go ahead and link it down below and a couple maybe I'll link a couple of other ones down below 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