Broke down and gave her a bottle

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Broke down and gave her a bottle

... It was still breast milk and we needed to introduce bottles at some point anyway since I'll be going back to work at some point soon. Bottom line is, I needed a break from her living at my boobs. She got two bottles during the day and another before she went to bed. I hate pumping, but, at this point, it's faster than her nursing for 45 minutes straight (or more) and she ate enough to not be hungry again in a freakin hour. It was a welcome break. I really needed it. She was able to nurse after with no problems either.

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I feel ya sista! My boobies hurt and its nice to get a break sometimes!!

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I've done the same! Don't feel bad in the least.. How long was it between feedings with the bottle?

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I'm thinking I need to pump and introduce a few bottles this week-I hate pumping when I'm not at work, but I want to make sure she will take a bottle since she will have to when I go back.

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I really think my pump is WAY more efficient at getting milk out than my baby!! I tend to pump 3-4 oz per sitting (if I haven't nursed in a few hours) but sometimes he will take 2-3 more oz in a bottle after I nurse him. Not always though but I have my suspicions that his latch is just not quite what it should be yet.

ETA: See my new post on types of bottles.

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iv'e done the same thing with pumped milk, I have pumped early in the morning cause they say thats the best time cause you tend to have more then, and ended up feeding it to her later that day just so i could have a break at some point in the day.

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Momma you deserve a break. I cannot wait to start bottling feeding part time. My nips are a hot mess and need a break!

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"eliann" wrote:

Momma you deserve a break. I cannot wait to start bottling feeding part time. My nips are a hot mess and need a break!

Hang in there! That gets better quickly!