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Old 03-11-2013, 08:32 PM   #1
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Feeding newborn breastmilk with a cup?

Any mamas have experience with this? I am hesitant to introduce a bottle since i am a sahm but i want to have an option for my visiting parents to feed my 7 week old ds (just in case) so dh and I can go to dinner. We do not live near family and have no other child care options and want to take the opportunity for a few hours of alone time. I will feed him before leaving but don't want him to get hungry again before we get back and them not be able to feed him. Thanks for any input!

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A bottle every few days is fine, cup feeding is tricky and ofte
Takes a looong time with a lot of spilled milk.
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Both my kids took bottles and EBF with no confusion or issues at all.
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Since this is most likely a one time thing do you have any suggestions for which brand of bottle might be best then? I don't want to buy a bunch of bottles that I won't use.
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Since this is most likely a one time thing do you have any suggestions for which brand of bottle might be best then? I don't want to buy a bunch of bottles that I won't use.
I had better luck with the larger nipples, the playtex dropins. I'd get a latex and silicone nipple and see which one the babe favors.
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I would suggest a dropper just in case. He may refuse a bottle since hes never had one.
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Old 03-12-2013, 06:45 AM   #7
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I recommend Playtex drop ins too. I also 2nd getting a latex nipple. I found my babies preferred them to the clear ones.
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A few bottles will not make a difference. All of my kids have taken both breast and bottle with no issues. I introduce a bottle at about 3 or 4 weeks.

I have had the best luck with playtex--either drop ins or ventaire. Wide nipple and slow flow.
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Re: Feeding newborn breastmilk with a cup?

I EBF and he gets bottles with no confusion. I would get a nipple that most resembles your nipples to help with any confusion. It usually takes a few bottles for them to really get the hang of it so make sure your parents know there might be a struggle.
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At 7 weeks, your baby should be fine with an occasional bottle. We used plain glass evenflo with silicone newborn nipples.
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