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November 15th, 2013, 06:40 AM
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Make sure to use the slowest flow bottle nipple you can find. It sounds like he is frustrated with the extra work it takes to get your milk to let down. Instead of pumping one ounce before nursing, try hand expression just until you milk lets down (you can squirt in a stream, not just drops) and then immediately latch him on after that. You can also use your hand to express milk towards his mouth when he first latched to increase the flow. When you are out and about, are you still expressing your milk even though you are giving bottles? If not, that may lower your milk supply and could be another source of his frustration. Whether bottle feeding expressed milk or nursing, you would need to empty the breasts just as often as a baby would nurse in order to maintain supply.
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