Re: Daycare wants more EBM, WWYD?
Can you check the nipples on the bottles? Babies should stay on slow-flow bottles until they stop taking bottles. If you've been using the same bottle nipples for a while, they could have opened up from repeated use and washing, so baby is drinking faster than she would with you, and not getting her sucking need met. Occasionally, babies like to suck on the empty bottle at the end of a feeding, too, just like they sometimes like to "hang out" at the breast at the end of a feeding - we know they're not sucking and swallowing, but they're still sitting there, latched on.
Can you tell the provider that your baby isn't hungry in the evenings, because they are eating so much at daycare? Sometimes, asking the provider to help us keep our breastfeeding relationship going well will pull them over to our side, and help them to stop pushing extra food on our babies.
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