How to Combine Bottle Feeding with Breast Feeding

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 as well just so you guys can
 have some options from this video but if
 you are a breastfeeding and bottle
 feeding mom or if you started out
 breastfeeding in the new transition to
 bottle feeding and pumping or bottle
 feeding exclusively with formula however
 you did it
 feel free to leave any tips that you
 have done below as well we are a
 wonderful community here and I love to
 have others share their experiences and
 help everybody out so go ahead and leave
 those down in the comments below if you
 have questions about bottle feeding and
 breastfeeding and that kind of thing
 also please leave those in the comments
 below and I'll do my best to answer them
 I am a mom I'm not like a lactation
 specialist or anything but I have had a
 lot of experience with breastfeeding and
 you know I have a lot of knowledge of
 the subject so I can answer or direct
 you to someone who can answer your
 question a little bit better so thank
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