Re: Is there an end to...well...endless feedings??
It's generally a very bad idea to introduce a bottle at 2 weeks. Some babies do okay with the early introduction, but some can develop a nipple confusion which can really damage a nursing relationship. You just don't know which type of baby you will have, and it really isn't worth the risk.
Originally Posted by @llli*Angie0712
Also, it is best to wait until after the 6 week growth spurt to start pumping if possible. Your milk supply is easily influenced by external influences early on, and pumping too soon can instigate a really nasty oversupply. I know from personal experience. I struggled with a painful oversupply for months which was at least in part due to pumping too early on.
Plus, you need to pump every time you give a bottle in order to protect your milk supply. So instead of just nursing the baby, you give a bottle, pump, then have a pile of dishes to wash. Pumping has always just created more work for me and simply isn't worth it. My sling was my lifesaver when my son was little. Way more useful than a bottle.
K. Sophia - Mama to my little lactivore, the amazing Mr. X (11/10).