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Paced Bottle Feeding @ 7 Months?

Hello Everyone,

We are looking for another babysitter and I was just wondering if I need to go over paced bottle feeding with her?  Or is breastfeeding pretty much established enough at this age?  Thanks!

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Re: Paced Bottle Feeding @ 7 Months?

  • In my experience, DS was holding his bottle at that time, so we did not pace him and he did just fine going back and forth between bottle and breast. We still used level 1 nipples.
  • We've never done it and my baby goes easily from breast to bottle since day 1

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  • In my experience, DS was holding his bottle at that time, so we did not pace him and he did just fine going back and forth between bottle and breast. We still used level 1 nipples.

    This. We actually never "graduated" to faster-flow nipples, but around 6 or 7m, she really wanted to hold her bottles.
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  • Thanks all. He has been holding his bottle since 4m so maybe it's not an issue and I'm just overthinking.
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  • Thanks all. He has been holding his bottle since 4m so maybe it's not an issue and I'm just overthinking.
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  • We are still at level 1 as well.
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  • Oh, also just remembered - one thing I asked our babysitter once DD was old enough to hold her own bottle was, if she finished it quickly and seemed to want more, please wait 5-10 minutes to see if she's actually hungry. That way, even if the feeding itself wasn't paced, we gave her a little time for her tummy to catch up with her brain before giving her more than usual. Hope that helps!
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  • @opheliainwaders that is an asweome point thank you!
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