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Thread: feeding while im at work

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2008

    Default feeding while im at work

    i will be going back to work in Aug. and my LO will be 4.5 months old. heres my concern...LO will drink from a bottlle but prefers the breast. after 3-4 oz oof ebm she thinks shes still hungry bc she eats from a bottle faster...if i do feed her more, shes then been overfed & spits up a lot. im using first years breast flow bottles. i stop her often during a bottle feedig to burp her & to try and slow her down...she gets so mad at this! shell scream and thrash around til the bottles back in her mouth. we both prefer bfing but i do a bottle here and there to get her used to them. any suggestions/advice. its bad enough having to go back to work but to worry about feedings while im away makes me sick.

    Happily engaged to my best friend , Matthew
    1st time mama to Lucianna Dene' 3/29/08
    Exclusively and for 12 weeks and counting!!
    We discovered that we LOVE !

    Birth: 8 lbs 11 oz 21 in
    2 mo: 10 lbs 11 oz 23 in

    **first in my family to bf!**

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2008

    Default Re: feeding while im at work

    Will she take a paci? If so you could pop it in right after and maybe she wont notice if she really just wants to suck and its truly hungry.
    Reagan Allison
    Born 12/29/07
    7 lbs 3 oz
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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2008

    Default Re: feeding while im at work

    We use a paci right after she is done with the bottle too. I think she just wants to suck longer than it takes to drink from the bottle. If she won't take the paci, we use our pinky for her to suck on a bit and then switch to the paci.

    Make sure you hold her like you would if you were breastfeeding too. I made sure my husband knew to hold her and not just lay her down and feed her and will make sure the babysitter knows too.

    + = Working Mommy to Sophie born 4/1/08 (our little April Fool )

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