Question by Clifford:
Newborn breast feeding – Can a bottle be used in small amounts?

We’ve just returned from five days in the maternity ward and my wife has not slept properly since giving birth. She really needs to have a good six hour stretch. I have read in places that one should avoid using the bottle for 3-4 weeks even with expressed breast milk, due to nipple confusion. Realistically what are the risks if we just do it once or twice. In my opinion, it could be more damaging to have a really worn out mother.


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Answer by Dyot!
You do not have to use a bottle…

“Alternative Feeding Methods”

http://www.kellymom.com/bf/pumping/alternative-feeding.html

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