Bottle or Breast for My Newborn?

Gathering information will help you choose for your newborn.

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Hungry Baby

Making the decision to feed your newborn by bottle or by breast can be confusing for some new mothers. Here are some thoughts that may help you.

Whether your baby is in your womb, in your arms, or in your future, you have within you a reliable guide to help you make decisions on behalf of your newborn. This guide is the feeling you get when presented with any choice … most commonly known as your gut response.

As you gather information for and against bottle and breast this guide within you will react to the information you find. When you “feel good” about what you are learning, adopt that information or belief as your own. When you “feel bad” about what you are learning, discard that information and choose another direction.

This internal guide, that responds to the information you gather, works for all of your decisions for your baby, not just for feeding decisions.

When you make a choice that feels right for you, you will be happier. And when that happiness persists, it acts to confirm your decision.

Because your baby naturally takes his or her cues from you, you’ll see that when you are happy your baby will be happier too!

For you and yours,

D. Fravert, RN

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