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A 26-year-old female asked:

Lately i have been pumping a lot of times because i noticed that when my 6 w old boy feeds from bottle, he poops everyday and rests well. is it harmfu?

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Dr. Jennifer Diabo
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Not harmful but....: There is nothing wrong with pumping your breastmilk and feeding from a bottle. That being said, he may become more reliant on the bottle and may have difficulty switching back to nursing. Also, over time, the amount of milk that you are producing may decrease making breastfeeding more difficult. Breastfeeding does take work! it does get easier over time, and baby will start sleeping more naturally.

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Last updated Dec 15, 2012

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