Practical problem with combining breast and bottle feeding


Combining breast and bottle feeding

Babies refusing to continue with breast feeding when bottle feeding is also offered a very common problem many young mothers face. Many infants do prefer a bottle to breast. It is much easier to get milk from a bottle than having to work (suck) to get milk. Many mothers have asked this question about what to do. We recommend feeding from breast first for about 15 minutes from each side, and then offer a bottle. If the baby is still hungry, he or she will take more milk from the bottle. If infants show a preference to bottle feeding, it is a good idea to feed from breast only for a few days and then introduce a bottle if needed. 



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Board-certified in Pediatrics and Allergy for adults and children, in practice for 38 years, received two master's degrees, in business and psychology, winner of many awards including Louisiana Citizen of the Year, Humanitarian of the Year, and Corner-Stone Award from the United Way, and Past President of Louisiana Allergy Society, Dr. Manuel lives in Louisiana.
Dr. Manuel retired from Pediatric and Allergy practice as of January first 2022.