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When can I introduce a bottle of ebm....

(5 Posts)
WantAnOrange Sat 13-Oct-12 11:29:10

without messing up BF?

DD is only 12 days old. We've had a few hiccups BF but its improving every day and going well now.

I am in my second year at uni and worried about how much I am missing. DH is at home so childcare is not an issue but I need to leave one feed for her. I can feed her just before I leave and get him to come and meet for lunch so I can feed her then.

I dont want to introduce it to soon and cause confusion.

Olympicrock Sat 13-Oct-12 11:30:28

I did without any problems x

WantAnOrange Sat 13-Oct-12 13:04:02

Midwife said at least 4 weeks but that's a lot of missed uni!

ZuleikaD Sat 13-Oct-12 19:04:54

You are supposed to wait till at least three weeks, so I would give it another few days.

MigGril Sat 13-Oct-12 21:37:24

The current recommendation is actually 6 Weeks. although if feeding is going well 4 Weeks maybe ok. But you can always try cup feeding at this age if you really need to leave her google it for some videos.

They lap up the milk a bit like a cat. it's much less likely to case a problem with breastfeeding as they are using the same action to get the milk.

You could also have a read on kellymom website for some more info.

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