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Tipex Tue 29-Mar-05 21:41:04

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Dannie Tue 29-Mar-05 22:20:29

DS2 was very happy to take a bottle of EBM if I wasn't there, and very happy to bf if I was. The other 2 probably were as well, but got left less. I wouldn't worry too much about which boob you're using, but maybe alternate the bf and expressing one as bfing empties the breast better, I think. But it all averages out over a day's feeding.
An occasional solo outing is really worth the effort, although the first time we left DS2 he yelled his head off cos I hadn't realised quite how much milk he needed!

hermykne Tue 29-Mar-05 22:23:12

he shouldnt go off the boob, he'll probably take all he can get!
express in the morn usually and as dannie says you ll knowwhcih is fuller come the next feed, if you are skipping feeds becuase he takes a bottle then express that milk and you ll keep constitent for feeding him yourself

moondog Tue 29-Mar-05 22:27:26

Babies are smart-no way do most of them prefer a lovely soft warm boob to a bottle, even if they happily take the latter! I always offer both boobs each feed, so with expressing this time around, I feed him off one first thing, then express from the other.
i don't think anything is set in stone.Just experiment until you feel right, even just expressing a few ounces at first that you can put together to make up a bottle.
Good luck XX

SenoraPostrophe Tue 29-Mar-05 22:27:44

well dd did go off the breast after a few too many bottles. I took no chances with ds and he wouldn't take a bottle. Can't win. Still trying to wean him (he's 14 months, been thinking of weaning him for 6) but I don't mind really.

I think with dd the problem was a combination of a few days where she had 2 or 3 bottles and her being v impatient. Stick to one small bottle a day and you 8should8 be OK.

moondog Tue 29-Mar-05 22:40:57

Yes sp, never did more than a bottle a day. Maybe more would confuse as you say?
I found one gave me the breather I needed on occasion.

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