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post #21 of 22
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Originally Posted by rhiOrion View Post
I'm going with the "if it isn't broken, don't fix it" approach.

I know it MIGHT be difficult to get her to go to sleep another way later.

I know it WILL be difficult to get her to sleep another way now.
I know so little about formula feeding, but I thought it wasn't ok to let it sit on teeth, so therefore one shouldn't bottle-feed a baby to sleep? Is this not right? I really don't know.
post #22 of 22
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Originally Posted by SeekingJoy View Post
I know so little about formula feeding, but I thought it wasn't ok to let it sit on teeth, so therefore one shouldn't bottle-feed a baby to sleep? Is this not right? I really don't know.
From what I understood from things I've heard/read it's that they shouldn't go to sleep with a bottle in their hands to drink through the night. If they fall asleep with the bottle in their mouth and it isn't taken away they'll keep a suction on the nipple but slow down their swallowing. That makes the milk pool in their mouth and sit on their teeth all night long. The same goes for breast fed babies who fall asleep with a breast in their mouth and never have it taken out. I've never heard/read that you can't allow your infant to fall asleep while nursing/bottle feeding (except for habit forming reasons). That's really unrealistic. Are you supposed to wake them up every time and rinse their mouth out? Babies aren't even supposed to have water until they start to eat solid food. I think it's over kill.
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