Can you breast and bottle feed at the same time?

Can you breast and bottle feed at the same time?

I think it all depends on how your baby feeds – if they are a natural feeder then you’ll probably find breast and bottle easier to feed. If they aren’t (its a bit of a team effort trust me) or if you struggle to produce lots of milk you’ll find it easier to combine. The trick is to accept that your baby may not be able to take your breast as your mouth is, they will. There are many fabulous breast pumps out there, including double electric pumps which require no effort on your part and can express lots of milk quite quickly 🙂 If you REALLY want to give your baby a pump that will get them to eat your breast, then its your chance and responsibility to do so. Its also a great way to get dad to eat, as it gives him/her a daily supply of formula.
As for feeding, its a combination of breastfeeding and formula. Formula feeding lets your baby know that your are giving them formula and nutrients so they can make better milk. Feeding is a life experience and there are many other ways you can go about it.
It’s completely natural to have mixed feelings about this, but please understand that your body is designed for babies to have lots of natural foods in them, and some babies do have to have surgery or even get some kind of artificial feed.

Can you breast and bottle feed at the same time? xxx
I breastfed and bottle fed at the same time, but he latched really fast when I did the pumps. I would say just do it both ways, it all depends on your baby.

I really enjoy breastfeeding and are looking forward to sharing the party spoils goodie with my little one. Xx
I really enjoy breastfeeding and are looking forward to sharing the party spoils goodie with my little one. Xx
I am considering both the options avaliable, I would like to breast feed, if baby and me can! most of the time. Think I will try and keep that as my main method of feeding but the express and get hubby to feed when I really need a break.
Hi Hannah,
I both bf and bottle fed from day 1. I used to go to sleep at 9pm and my husband would stay up to give my son a bottle (either expressed milk if i had time, if not then formula) for his next feed which was about midnight. I would then get up for the next feed at about 4am. This allowed me to get a decent unbroken sleep each night. I know you are told not to introduce a bottle before 6 weeks, but my son never had a problem changing from one to the other, although each baby is diffferent. I didn’t have any supply problems either – i expressed before going to bed and i used that milk for the next evenings feed, but i think i was lucky as i had a good supply. I think the best thing is to make sure your bf is established first, but each to their own. Good luck x
I both bf and bottle fed from day 1.  I used to go to sleep at 9pm and my husband would stay up to give my son a bottle (either expressed milk if i had time, if not then formula) for his next feed which was about midnight.  I would then get up for the next feed at about 4am.  This allowed me to get a decent unbroken sleep each night.

Can you breast and bottle feed at the same time?
I breast and bottle feed, although I appreciate everyones experiences are different. I feed her in the dark in the night, half asleep when I do it, it’s so automatic, some mornings I can’t remember doing it! I don’t feel sleep deprived and haven’t at any point, but I’ve been lucky dd sleeps well. I would say just go with the flow of what feels right and even though it’s easy to make plans be ready to be flexible to change them! I thought I’d be able to have a drink by now but I can’t but I really don’t mind, and I don’t want a break from dd yet, she wont be a baby long I want to enjoy exclusively breastfeeding..

Good luck with whatever happens!
I breastfed and bottle fed at the same time, so we were never that far apart on the bottle. Plus I get lots of messages a day from mums wanting to introduce a bottle, and I hear from a lot of mums who are already bottle feeding their ds.
I think the best thing is to make sure to keep to meet your feeding schedule, and don’t worry about others. I wish me luck with the birth and beyond. xxx
I really do agree with others, if you want to have a happy and healthy baby, you’ll have to decide for yourself where your happy and healthy hang out. Many moms have secret plans in place to keep baby in her “free will” read dress, but she’ll make them. I know many moms who are stonewalled, and won’t tell her until after her baby is 4 weeks old. DO not give up! I am willing to give anything to get baby to want anything, even milk. Get over not wanting to feed her, and go for it with milk.
I’m 1 month postpartum and have been totally frustrated with so many things being a new mom.  This morning I found myself trying to bottle feed my LO while I pumped at the same time (since mornings are supposed to be the best time to pump) and…

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