There may be times when doing some short term or intermittent bottle feeding may be a stepping stone to successful breastfeeding. Of course, the feeding of choice is the mother’s pumped breastmilk, but formula may be necessary in selected situations.
Temporary use of a bottle nipple may be useful for:
- Allow extremely sore nipples time to heal when they are not responding to attempts to correct the positioning and latch-on.
- Disorganized or dysfunctional suckle. AND...