Bottle Feeding – Combining with breast feeding

I just find breastfeeding so exhausting. Would it be ok to combine it with bottle feeds to give me a break?

For many women a combination of breast and bottle feeding can be worked out to ensure that they have the best of both worlds. Be aware that once a baby has drunk from a bottle, baby may be reluctant to take the breast again since breast feeding is much harder work. However a good combination can be achieved, so that you are giving the baby some breast milk to improve immunity and all the other advantages of the breast, while at the same time enjoying the benefits of being able to have a little more freedom than a breastfeeding mom.

As usual its important to figure out what you are comfortable with. You will get LOTS of advice, so you need to sift through it till you find a working model uniquely yours!

See also:
Bottle feeding – Advantages
Bottle feeding – Choice of Teat
Bottle feeding – Choosing the best formula
Bottle feeding – Drawbacks
Bottle feeding – Intolerance/Allergy to Cow’s Milk
Bottle feeding – Physical contact and Propping
Bottle feeding – Practical guidelines
Bottle feeding – Pros and cons
Bottle feeding – Quantity
Bottle feeding – Reducing mother’s milk supply
Bottle feeding – Switching from breastfeeding
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*Important : The information provided is for information purposes only. No medical diagnosis or prescription can be inferred or is implied. Please consult your doctor for medical advice.

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