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  1. #31
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    Default Re: Long Term Supplementing

    I would suggest always finishing at the breast. Start with your bottle, just a little bit, then nurse. Then she always associates the breast with that warm, full, content feeling.
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    Default Re: Long Term Supplementing

    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*aprilsmagic View Post
    I would suggest always finishing at the breast. Start with your bottle, just a little bit, then nurse. Then she always associates the breast with that warm, full, content feeling.
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    Like I said I did nurse feed nurse for 10 months and I really think it helped. It gives the breast an association with both response to hunger and warm comfort
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  3. #33
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    Default Re: Long Term Supplementing

    I am late to the thread but want to chime in.
    Great job mama!
    Every drop counts.
    You can nurse and supplement long term (I started supplementing around week 4 and my girls get around 25% formula/75% breastmilk). It is doable and rewarding.
    Make sure you take some time to relax and enjoy your relationship and everything you are doing for your little one.
    Full time working Mom to 3, DH is my hero as a SAHD:
    DS July'09, nursed for 12 weeks
    DD1 & DD2 April'11, tandem nursed for 16 months

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