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    Default Bottle feeding for 24 hours

    My DD (4.5 months) has had the occasional bottle and takes it ok. I'm leaving her overnight for the first time next month and I'm a bit worried!

    If anyone can share their experiences good or bad so i can either relax or prepare that would be great!

    Im worried will she put up with bottles over this period or crack it and want boob? Will she return to boob ok after this many bottles in a row?

    I'm also worried my mum will pretend all is ok and not call me to come feed her at 3am if necessary! Maybe I worry too much haha

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    The ABA has a good booklet for carers of breastfed babies, they have info on the website too. it explains how to feed bub by bottle so that they still get to pace the feed etc.

    https://www.breastfeeding.asn.au/bfinfo/caregivers.html

    they also have a booklet for grandparents too

    Do you need to be away from bub for 24 hours? You will also have to look after you, do you have a good pump? you wil have to pump as much as baby would feed.

    The lovely telephone counsellors at the ABA might have some more ideas for you 1800 686 2 686. They also do e-mail counselling through their website if you prefer email.

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    Default Bottle feeding for 24 hours

    Thanks so much for those links Bubbles I'll have a Look from my computer later.

    I have an electric pump so I'm prepared for that. She is 50/50 whether she feeds overnight so it will be about 6 feeds.

    When you mention do i NEED to be away, the answer is no and im available if things go awry. But you saying that has made me realise there is a chance I might be able to do her bedtime feed I just have to figure out some travel logistics! Thanks again

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    Sweet!

    Sometimes breastfeeding requires a little creative thinking! My DD didn't like drinking ebm from a bottle/cup and so i have still been able to get out and do stuff, just had to have a bit more planning.

    I worked at the electoral booth one election and her Dad bought her up to me for a couple of feeds. Although she didn't feed as well as normal, and i was sooo full at the end of the day, we got through it. Other occassions, i have kept her with me in a baby carrier or had the carer (my mum or partner) stay close and i went to them to feed baby.


 

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