When To Introduce The Bottle to a Breastfeeding Baby
- May 14, 2012
- by Melissa Lawrence
So you’ve finally got the hang of breastfeeding and are now wondering if your little baby is ready to take the big step to bottle feeding? When is the right time for introducing a bottle to a breastfed baby? Keep watching my video for more details!
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In order to avoid nipple confusion and other problems, I follow the American Academy of Pediatrics’ advice on when to introduce the baby bottle. They recommend that you are in a solid rhythm with breastfeeding, that your milk supply is up, and you are no longer dealing with engorgement and other such breastfeeding problems. This would probably be around 3 or 4 weeks, depending on your situation.
It’s also important to note that doctors recommend the first baby bottle to come from someone other than the mother! This is actually really good news, Moms! It will let you have a well-deserved rest and may even let you get some extra sleep at night.
Keep watching my video for more on my own breastfeeding and bottle feeding experiences and more advice on when to stop breastfeeding!
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