Switching to Bottles

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Switching to Bottles

One way to slowly wean your baby is to begin switching to bottles. Pump whenever you can if you choose to wean slowly. The mission here is to wean the child from the breast, but you can still choose to give them breast milk. This might be your choice, for example, if you are getting bitten a lot, but don't really want to take away the breast milk. When the baby is hungry, have the bottle ready. When you go to put the baby to the breast, sneak in the bottle instead. The baby might reject it a few times, but when he or she is hungry enough, she will take it. Be consistent with this until the child is used to the bottle and reaches for the breast less and less.

   

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