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CraftyBuddhist Thu 27-Feb-14 21:58:16

I am curious about prop feeding.

I remember ages ago there was a device that someone posted about which enables a baby to be prop fed. I remember feeling aghast, as many others did.

Disclaimer: I bf both children no bottles so feeding naturally requires, to me, an element of 'in arms'.

Today I saw a 12 week old baby scream for a feed for about five minutes whereupon both parents sat on their smartphones while baby, lying on her back in a pram, had a bottle plonked on a rolled up blanket under her chin and she guzzles away without a glance from her parents.

This is not AIBU. It was none of my business. But i was quite sad for the little one.

Do people genuinely do this? I had no idea. Surely there is a choking risk, not to mention the lack if being held.

Am I just a bit out is touch?

minunnimi Thu 27-Feb-14 23:29:03

Yes people really do do this, what a sad start in life for the little mites sad

TheScience Thu 27-Feb-14 23:30:54

Yes, people do this. I can kind of understand the temptation if you are in a rush to get somewhere and can prop the bottle in the pram while walking, but it's still dangerous and lazy.

ForgettableTampon Thu 27-Feb-14 23:33:00

it's horrible to see, such a cold way to behave; feeding via bottle can be just as close as BF

and yes a choke hazard

CraftyBuddhist Fri 28-Feb-14 18:55:10

Glad in not alone in feeling a little troubled by it.

I think the combination of prop feeding and surfing on smartphones over a coffee is what really got me!

Queenofthedrivensnow Sat 01-Mar-14 19:51:14

I've seen it done bit only twice ever. I have to be fair seen mums sitting on benches/anything that's available to bf/ff their baby in the street grin now I'm thinking about it I see mums in the feeding room in mothercare ff a lot too. I had never given it any thought before but now I have I see it as taking time out to feed the baby in a quiet calm place despite being able to ff a baby anywhere. Bottle propping is wrong but it is unusual grin

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