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do i need to keep using a bottle every so often?

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vic891 Tue 05-Jul-05 17:38:06

happily bf-ing, but want to be able to express in the future e.g. when i'm feeling up to a night out. tried it a couple of times when ds was 5 weeks and he took the teat fine. found the whole expressing thing more trouble than it was worth just to enable dh to give the night feed, so have given up on it for the time being. but - do i need to use the bottle every couple of weeks to make sure he still takes it?

beansprout Tue 05-Jul-05 17:41:56

It is difficult to say I think, as some babies are very flexible and take a bottle whenever it is offered and others take a lot more convincing!
Sorry to be so vague, but I have always expressed every day just so I can let dp do a feed so I can have a break.

NotQuiteCockney Tue 05-Jul-05 19:48:14

I'd do it more often than every few weeks, if you need to keep in the habit - more like a few times a week.

At least, I did it every day with DS1, and he never went off bottles. DS2 had a few weeks off, and presto, no more bottles.

Not that it matters that much, these days DS2 goes down at 7:30, so I can go out then.

ZoeC Tue 05-Jul-05 19:52:34

dd2 took the odd bottle early on but now she won't have a bar of it so i'd do it more often. I'm going to have to tackle it soon though as I go back to work evenings in a couple of months and I'll miss her last feed of the day then.

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