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August 17th, 2008, 01:53 PM
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Hi everyone! My name is Nikki, and I'm preggo with #1. I'm shooting for NCB, breastfeeding, and some other AP goals. However, the only one that will devastate me if it doesn't work out is breastfeeding. I've been reading some books and doing online research. I've got a few questions.
I'll have to go back to work at 3 months, and work 3 days a week.

At what point should I start pumping and teaching the baby to take a bottle?
How many bottles should I register for?
Am I crazy to only register for one type of bottles? (Born free)
How long should I feed on demand, before trying to get on something that resembles a schedule?

That's all I can think of for now. Thanks!
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August 17th, 2008, 07:27 PM
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welcome and congrats on your pregnancy!

my daughter has never had a bottle so i'm sorry i can't help with the pumping or bottle questions. as far as feeding on demand...i recommend feeding baby when ever he/she is hungry and in time they will make up their own schedule.
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August 17th, 2008, 10:36 PM
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Hi Nikki-

I started pumping at 4 weeks after my son was born. I found that I got the most milk right after the first feeding in the morning. I will feed him, burp and change him and then pump. Some people like to wait an hour after the first feeding and pump in between the first and second feeding. You should probably just experiment and see what works best for you.

With my first son, I think we had 9 bottles. I worked 5 days a week full-time and usually sent 3 bottles per day. So if you wash the bottles once you get home, you may not need as many as you think. Start out with a few and see how it goes.

I was lucky with my first and second sons in regards to bottles. My first used the Avent and had no problems and this time we are using the Playtex drop ins and my new son took to them with no problems. I do know that not all babies are that easy and you may have to experiment with bottles and nipples. Again, maybe start out with just a few and see how it goes so you aren't stuck with a bunch of expensive bottles you won't use.

I agree with feeding your baby when he/she is hungry. You won't want to go longer than 2-3 hours in the first couple of months to make sure you are building and maintaining supply but after that baby should settle into some sort of pattern.

Good luck with the rest of your pregnancy. I hope that you are able to accomplish all of your goals! Boards like this make it a lot easier. Support will help you out for sure!!!

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