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April 28th, 2011, 04:51 PM
angeleyes04 angeleyes04 is offline
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I exclusively pump and we just give the girls straight breast milk right from the fridge. They have always taken it cold so we just leave it at that. It saves us time and energy since we don't have to warm it. As far as bottles are concerned, we use Playtex Drop-Ins because there are less parts to wash. The only downside is you have to keep buying liners but we found that the Target brand works pretty good and it is way cheaper. The only thing I don't like about them is that it is hard to get an accurate measurement so we use our Medela bottles to measure the milk before we pour it in. We also get bottles ready first thing in the morning so we can just grab it from the fridge when it is time to eat.

As far as nighttime feedings go we have always fed both babies at the same time (day or night). So if one is sleeping, and the other wakes up, we wake the sleeping one to feed her too. We tried to "play it by ear" one night and just feed on demand and we were up every hour. So that didn't work well for us. Now they are both on pretty much the same sleep/feeding schedules so it makes things much easier. So definitely try to feed both at the same time. It will save your sanity.
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