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Old Oct 11th, 2017, 16:57 PM   1
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When you have to combifeed, which bottle do you prefer?

This is baby #4 for me. So i know what I dont like and have found few things that I do when it comes to combifeeding. Due to breast hypoplasia, I am forced to either combi feed or totally formula feed. Fortunatly, throughout my years of mothering and having different babies and supplementing/combifeeding/nursing/formulafeeding/pumping, I was able to combi feed and continue nursing more with each baby. Throughout that process i learned a lot about breastfeeding and formula feeding, especially babies developing nipple preference, which i firmly would like to avoid but it can be a struggle with chronic low milk supply (so lower milk volume from my breast) and then contending with a bottle that milk flow is faster. I have learned to pace feed. Ive tried nearly every bottle i could think of. I have even used a Supplemental Nursing system (two different types). And though it was okay using the tube with the boob, with this baby being my last and knowing the emotional pain i went through coping with the fact that I would never ever be able to exclusively breastfeed, I have come to accept this, finally on my fourth baby lol. I want to be happy this go around. I know ive given my all every time and i was soooo hard on myself. So with this being my last baby i just want to truly enjoy the experience, despite being forced to combi feed. I either want to be fully confident and happy about exclusively forumla feeding OR i want to enjoy combi feeding without the guilt and without the fight that using both boob and bottle can present. I just want to be calm, happy, and relaxed this time. So i am accepting of the situation but I am looking for one last ditch way to make this as smooth as possible for me. Sooo. I have been researching bottles. I dont want to spoon feed or using a nursing system this time. I want to take advantage of my undesirable situation and find the positive. One positive is that others can feed the baby too and another is that i still get the chance to breastfeed. So in looking for bottles, I know the rules that lacation professionals normally suggest, like wide nipple, very slow flow, and pace feeding. With having said that, I have found three bottles that may fit this description and i have watched several youtube videos but i wanted to hear first hand experiences from you ladies that have either combi fed in the past, for whatever reason, or plan to do so in the future. I am mostly interested in the bottle that will make going from breast to bottle to back to breast the easiest and most way to ensure nipple preference doesn't occur...


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Which do you prefer and why? What was your experience like?

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