Tag Archives: bottle feeding

Transitions

Now that Linds is back at work Monday through Friday, we’re transitioning Austin to more bottle feeds. Despite my wife’s ire for pumping thrice a day behind a closed, locked door, she’s doing an awesome job maintaining the supply. We’ve got … Continue reading

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Breast and bottle

In my world, breast and bottle are friends, not enemies. I arrived at the decision to use both forms of feeding over the course of much trial and error. Having gone through every form and combination of feeding more than … Continue reading

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Formula 1(01)

In the intense, early days of parenthood, conflicting information, a lack of discussion on infant feeding options, and misconceptions about formula can make mixing a bottle seem like a graduate-level chemistry course. But even if there’s more to it than … Continue reading

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Chicco NaturalFit Bottles

With our first three children we used Dr. Brown’s bottles exclusively. There’s no real reason for this except that we registered for them with our first baby, got them, they worked, and so we stuck with them. There are so … Continue reading

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Head games

QUESTIONABLE COMMENT: Why don’t you nurse? What you’d like to say: Wow, do you want to talk about my sex life, too? You’ll never believe what we did last night … What you actually should say: I’m so tired of … Continue reading

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Ask the Experts: Confident bottle-feeding

I had planned to breastfeed my little one, but it ended up not working out. I can’t help but feel a tinge of guilt, shame and embarrassment when I pull out a bottle to feed my baby. How can I … Continue reading

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Confessions of a bottle-feeder

I was the picture of preparation. I had attended the breastfeeding class at my local hospital, stocked my cupboards with breast pads and lanolin, and met with the on-staff lactation specialist within hours of delivery. Breastfeeding was the obvious way … Continue reading

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Kicking the bottle to the curb

At Bea’s 9-month appointment, her pediatrician asked us to start weaning Bea off of her bottle and pacifier before she saw her again. Fast-forward to last weekend—just three weeks before her 1-year checkup—and that definitely has not happened yet. To … Continue reading

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Week 31: The choice between breastfeeding and bottle-feeding

Week 31 of this pregnancy has probably been like week 31 of most pregnancies. I’m just ready to get this baby out! At this point in the third trimester everything just becomes uncomfortable. I can’t seem to find a comfortable … Continue reading

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Bottle prep

To ensure baby’s meal is prepared properly and safely, follow these simple steps from Pam Price, PhD, RD, CNSC, a child nutrition expert at Abbott Nutrition and prior neonatal nutritionist at Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital in Cleveland. Get the … Continue reading

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How to make a bottle at 3:00 a.m.

A lack of sleep can confuse even the best of us. I thought I knew what it was to experience little or no sleep, but staying up to watch the Royal Wedding one night a couple years ago didn’t prepare … Continue reading

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Ask the experts: Bottle-feeding

My baby is having trouble adapting to bottle-feeding. What should I do? Babies who are feeding well at the breast sometimes react quite strongly when they’re offered a bottle instead. It can cause a lot of upset and stress if … Continue reading

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Win it: Born Free bottle feeding set

UPDATE: Contest is now closed! Congratulations to the winner: Cierra Z. of Wellford, SC! In honor of their Colic Awareness Month in March, Born Free—the bottle company trusted to help reduce the symptoms of colic—is giving away its newest products. … Continue reading

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Warming baby’s bottle

Heat water in a pot on the stove, removing the pot from the burner once the water is hot (but before it’s boiling). Rest the bottle in the water until the milk is lukewarm or room temperature. You can also … Continue reading

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If at first you don’t succeed …

As the saying goes, the best things in life don’t come easily—and we all know that parenting is one of them. In particular, curing common childhood discomforts and illnesses can be trickier than they first appear. When your primary remedies … Continue reading

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Bottle-feeding basics

Maybe you’ve been set on bottle-feeding your munchkin since day one. Perhaps you’re a working mom pumping and feeding your child expressed milk when you’re away. Or maybe your baby receives a bottle only occasionally when he’s with a sitter. … Continue reading

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Bottle-feeding

You’ve probably heard all about the benefits of breastfeeding—it’s a wonderful opportunity for mom and baby to bond and breastmilk is an excellent source of nutrition and natural immunities. It’s true that breastmilk is the perfect food for your little … Continue reading

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