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July 12th, 2014, 02:36 PM
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I don't know if this us recommended but when my nipples/breasts need a rest I feed Penny the bottle first. Then I nurse her on both sides if I can. The bottle doesn't put her to sleep but nursing does. If she's awake, she wants to eat - no matter what.

Today she nursed 10 min on one side, 15 min on the other. 15 minutes later I had DH give her a 2oz bottle of breast milk be a use she was still acting hungry. She was so tired but couldn't fall asleep. 45 minutes after she finished the bottle she wanted to eat again so I hooked her back up to the boobs. She only ate from one side then fell asleep.

If she has formula I'll let her go up to 4 hours without eating again. If she's just had breast milk then I'll only let her go 3 hours and then wake her.
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