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Name: ampe
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hi i have just breastfed my baby 4 a full year.i just bought a pump and am making up bottles.problem is my little guy has never seen abottle bfore and wants nothing 2 do with them i sure the answer is perseverance but i am hoping there is some tips 2 help the process???
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Name: mamal | Date: Aug 13th, 2008 12:20 PM
Congratulations on breastfeeding for a year!!! Woo Hoo! Don't forget that breastmilk does not lose any of it's amazing properties after a year so if you want to continue there are aditional pluses to that as well (Big time cancer preventor).
Now for your question, whatever you do do NOT introduce a bottle at this point. It is recomended that a baby not have a bottle after 1 year. Go right to the sippy cup and skip the bottles. Most times it is easier to switch to the sippy because they like the newness. Good Luck! 

Name: ampe | Date: Aug 14th, 2008 1:34 AM
thank you for your reply that sounds intresting mamal..i guess that means i will have 2 catch my 2 year old ( who was put on bottle after 3 months ) and hide his beloved bot bot..!!! could be a very vocal few months ahead.!!
Will a sipping cup comfort my baby at nights..???
anyhow will look into it,
thanks
ampe 

Name: ampe | Date: Aug 14th, 2008 1:40 AM
another question anyone?? i have started back jogging about 5 months now and am wondering if breastfeeding influences my energy levels or am i just unfit from having 2 babies???
cheers
ampe 

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Name: sapslucymom | Date: Aug 17th, 2008 10:42 PM
Breastfeeding can drain your body and that is why you need to make sure to eat properly and drink often. They seem like little hoovers sometimes. 

Name: Bounty2009 | Date: May 12th, 2009 4:59 PM
Well done with all the breast-feeding! Weaning is something that is very individual - so i would recommend you do what ever works best for you! If you want any further support there is a breast feeding group over at http://my.bounty.com/forums/ if you want more advice. Also I would check with your local doctor as there are often local breatfeeding support groups in your local community, where you can meet with other mums going through the same experiences as you! I am going to one in my local area now, and we all breastfeed together and it is great to all get together! Plus your doctor/health visitor will be able to give you any further advice depending on your babies weight and development. Hope thats all helpful, good luck with it all! Xxx 


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