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    so i am gonna start pumping but just occasionally like when we have to go somewhere. my question is how does this work?

    can i just pump from one side when i feed her and not switch her to the other side?

    can i pump some from each and pour them into one bottle?

    do i need to warm the bottles before i give them to her?

    she will be 2 months next week how many oz. does she need?

    sorry so may questions, she is my first and i have never given her a bottle.

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    I do know that if you're heating breast milk, don't microwave it...heat it in hot water...the microwave will kill the nutrients
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    so i am gonna start pumping but just occasionally like when we have to go somewhere. my question is how does this work?

    can i just pump from one side when i feed her and not switch her to the other side?

    yes, or you can pump after you've fed her from that side to boost your supply

    can i pump some from each and pour them into one bottle?

    yes

    do i need to warm the bottles before i give them to her?

    Yes, to warm it up place bottle in pan of warm water, never microwave

    she will be 2 months next week how many oz. does she need?

    Probably about 2 ozs at a time

    sorry so may questions, she is my first and i have never given her a bottle.

    tia

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    Quote Originally Posted by brianswifey View Post
    so i am gonna start pumping but just occasionally like when we have to go somewhere. my question is how does this work?

    can i just pump from one side when i feed her and not switch her to the other side?

    yes, or you can pump after you've fed her from that side to boost your supply

    can i pump some from each and pour them into one bottle?

    yes

    do i need to warm the bottles before i give them to her?

    Yes, to warm it up place bottle in pan of warm water, never microwave

    she will be 2 months next week how many oz. does she need?

    Probably about 2 ozs at a time

    sorry so may questions, she is my first and i have never given her a bottle.

    tia
    thank you so much!!!

    what do you do if you are out and cant warm the bottle? i have like a litle bottle carrier that has an ice pack in it
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    Quote Originally Posted by MDB View Post
    so i am gonna start pumping but just occasionally like when we have to go somewhere. my question is how does this work?

    can i just pump from one side when i feed her and not switch her to the other side?

    can i pump some from each and pour them into one bottle?

    do i need to warm the bottles before i give them to her?

    she will be 2 months next week how many oz. does she need?

    sorry so may questions, she is my first and i have never given her a bottle.

    tia
    Quote Originally Posted by MDB View Post
    thank you so much!!!

    what do you do if you are out and cant warm the bottle? i have like a litle bottle carrier that has an ice pack in it
    The nice thing about breast milk is that it can stay at room temperature for much longer than breastmilk

    Storage guidelines
    HUMAN MILK STORAGE - QUICK REFERENCE CARD
    Temperature Storage Time
    Freshly expressed milk
    Warm room 79F / 25C 4-6 hours
    Room temperature 66-72F / 19-22C 10 hours
    Insulated cooler / icepacks 60F / 15C 24 hours

    Refrigerated Milk (Store at back, away from door)

    Refrigerator (fresh milk) 32-39F / 0-4C 8 days
    Refrigerator (thawed milk) 32-39F / 0-4C 24 hours

    Frozen Milk (Do not refreeze! Store at back, away from door/sides)
    Freezer compartment
    inside refrigerator (older-style) Varies 2 weeks
    Self-contained freezer unit
    of a refrigerator/freezer Varies 3-6 months
    Separate deep freeze 0F / 19C 6-12 months

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    Quote Originally Posted by MDB View Post
    thank you so much!!!

    what do you do if you are out and cant warm the bottle? i have like a litle bottle carrier that has an ice pack in it
    brianswifey gave you lots of great advice

    for this I always would either go in a bathroom and fill a cup (keep on in your bottle carrier or diaper bag) with hot water and let it sit in there for a few minutes if it isn't at room temp. or if at a restaurant you can ask them for a cup of hot water
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    I've also seen (although I have no experience using them) - various "on the go" breast milk warmers. Some plug into the outlet in your car and the others use those packs that you "break" (like a hand warmer type deal) and that are inside an insulated glove that goes over the bottle. The second type can be used over and over again by boiling the heating insert.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OneHappyMama View Post
    brianswifey gave you lots of great advice

    for this I always would either go in a bathroom and fill a cup (keep on in your bottle carrier or diaper bag) with hot water and let it sit in there for a few minutes if it isn't at room temp. or if at a restaurant you can ask them for a cup of hot water
    They also sell bottle warmers that are portable!
    This one you can use in the car on the go.
    Amazon.com: Sunshine Kids Warm N Go Insulated Travel Bottle Warmer, Royal Blue: Baby

    Then here's one you can use anywhere.
    Amazon.com: Second Nature Three In One Portable Warmer: Baby
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    I never heated the milk. I was spoiled with a non picky baby!
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    so i am gonna start pumping but just occasionally like when we have to go somewhere. my question is how does this work?

    can i just pump from one side when i feed her and not switch her to the other side? Yes, I used to do that all the time when I was bfeeding. Then you just have to give her the other breast for the next feeding or pump.

    can i pump some from each and pour them into one bottle? I did this too, I don't know if you're supposed to but they both came from me so I thought it was ok.

    do i need to warm the bottles before i give them to her? Not necessarily, but most bfed babies only like warm milk because their used to the bmilk from the moms body. I never used microwave, I had the munchkin bottle warmer, i loved it, it never got too hot, just the right temp.

    she will be 2 months next week how many oz. does she need?I didnt really measure how much my dd was eating, my LC told me that they just come off the breast when their full so when i bottle feed, i do the same thing, if she stops sucking then she's done.

    sorry so may questions, she is my first and i have never given her a bottle.Is she taking the bottle pretty good? my dd hated bottles, pacifiers, anything but my breast. I waited 6 weeks before i introduced the bottle, i wish I started a little early cause it was such a pain when we go out, she was about 6 mons when she finally took the bottle alright but no-no to pacifiers.

    I hope you continue bfeeding, its really healthy for your baby and yourself. I was told that bfeeding reduce the risk of having breast cancer. I bfed for 12 mons and I'm so glad i did it. the only thing i was dispointed was I never lost weight from bfeeding lol.
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