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Offline jesseker

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Breast-Feeding Question
« on: Jun 26, 2013 @ 05:28 PM »
Hi all - I am about to give birth to twins in a few more weeks and I have a question regarding breast-feeding. I'm planning to follow the every 3 hour feeding schedule oiutlined in the Contented Baby Book, but for the middle of the night feeding (at 2:30-3am) Id like to have our (still yet to be hired) live in nanny give it to the twins out of a bottle (expressed milk ideally, unless you think formula is fine?) but if I dont breast feed myself in the middle of the night, will my milk start to reduce its supply and dry up? ie should I at least then be pumping once in the middle of the night so that I dont reduce my supply?
Also if you have any recommendations for Spanish speaking live-in nannies, please let me know as well! Thanks so much for your help!

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Re: Breast-Feeding Question
« Reply #1 on: Jun 27, 2013 @ 08:06 AM »
I think everyone's milk supply is VERY different! Most likely you will probably be waking up in the middle of the night regardless so I would pump. If you get a full nights sleep (LUCKY!) then just pump or feed first thing when you wake up. My DH did all the night feedings but I still woke up the second I heard my baby so I would just pump wile he bottle fed my breast milk to get in his bonding time and I stored mine fro the next night. I never produced enough from day one so my son had breast milk and formula.

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Re: Breast-Feeding Question
« Reply #2 on: Jun 27, 2013 @ 05:21 PM »
Super helpful! Thank you!

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Re: Breast-Feeding Question
« Reply #3 on: Jul 24, 2013 @ 03:16 PM »
My pediatrician says in order for your newborn not to get nipple confusion, if you are breast feeding don't give expressed milk in bottle till the baby is at least 6 weeks. I don't know if this will help you but I heard if you give a bottle to a newborn before the first six weeks it could cause your baby to stop feeding from you and just stay on a bottle.


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