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Best bottles for breastfed baby?

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mamasco · 17/12/2016 23:18

DS is exclusively BF. Have the Mam Anti-Colic but my DS will take some expressed milk from the bottle, but often is fussy with it - even after burping/nappy change etc. He's 6 weeks and introduced bottle last week.

Was hoping for a few drinks at Xmas without feeling guilty but not sure at this stage if he'll take a bottle Sad

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JohnLapsleyParlabane · 17/12/2016 23:21

You don't have to stop or delay breastfeeding if you drink alcohol.
However if you are planning to be away from baby for a while then you could try the Mimijumi ones, I know several people who swear by them for occasional use.

Inadither · 17/12/2016 23:23

The amount of alcohol that gets in to your milk is tiny. Look at dr jack Newman on Facebook. He's researched it and it's like drinking alcohol free beer. You can have a drink and still feed. As long as you're sober enough to look after your baby, you're ok to feed. If you do want to use a bottle I hear nuk are good with a latex teat.

JassyRadlett · 17/12/2016 23:28

You can definitely still have a drink. I can tell you from experience you'll get Looks if you drink a glass of wine in the pub while breastfeeding but fuck 'em. Evidence is on your side.

That said, I found Nuk bottles best for my bottle-refusing boob monster.

CrazyGreyhoundLady · 17/12/2016 23:28

The mam anti collic are the only bottles my bf daughter would accept, took some perseverance but she decided it was ok in the end. Interestingly she also only likes the mam dummies. If your little one will not accept a bottle would he let you cup feed?

shalalala · 17/12/2016 23:30

Nuk bottles with a latex teat! The ONLY Ines my DD will take

mamasco · 17/12/2016 23:41

Oh, much more reassured now with drinking and feeding! Having a beer most nights just now and getting excited about the prospect of many at Xmas. If I just drink water and eat a shit-ton (goes without saying!) I should be grand.

Want to try and get my LO into having occasional bottles here and there anyway, for when DH gives the odd feed & grandparents babysit etc.

Read good things about the Nuk ones actually.

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Inadither · 18/12/2016 01:03

Just read one of jack Newman' recent posts and this is what it says about alcohol
"So once again, the holidays are upon us. The questions on alcohol and breastfeeding to our website // have increased hugely. And so I post once again on alcohol and breastfeeding and brave the wrath of those who don't agree with me.

Would I be worried about the mother in this photo breastfeeding her baby if she had had a glass of wine over an hour ago? No (read on). Would I be worried about this baby driving the car? Well, yes, but not because his blood alcohol level which would be unmeasurable.

Alcohol is one of the most commonly used drugs in the world. Many authorities, relatives, friends tell mothers they have to interrupt breastfeeding if they drink alcohol: two hours for every ounce of alcohol taken is a typical recommendation.

Let’s look at this a little more closely. Whisky is 40% alcohol, beer 3% to 5%, wine 10% to 13% alcohol. Even de-alcoholized beer contains approximately 0.6% alcohol. Depending on the jurisdiction, you are considered too drunk to drive with more than 0.05% to 0.08% alcohol in your blood. Alcohol behaves differently from other drugs. The concentration of the alcohol in blood and in your milk is about the same. So, if the mother has 0.06% alcohol in her blood, she will have 0.06% alcohol in her milk, one tenth the concentration in de-alcoholized beer! This is not a concentration of alcohol that is going to make your baby sick or cause brain damage (as some have suggested). This over-cautiousness with regard to alcohol reflects the emergence of neo-puritanical attitudes.

Of course, if the mother is so impaired or drunk much of the time that she is unable to take proper care of her baby, this is another story, but the milk alcohol level in itself is not the concern. Whether we accept this or not, the primary person responsible for taking care of a young baby is, in the vast majority of cases, the mother. And she needs to be able to take care of the young baby who cannot take care of himself.

It should also be pointed out that alcohol moves back and forth between blood and breastmilk as if it were water. Thus, if the blood level of alcohol drops, alcohol in the milk will move back into the blood, lowering the alcohol concentration even more.
Here is the Facebook post on alcohol from last year

Happy holidays everyone, and please drink responsibly."

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