Have DH give it to her? I've heard they do better if someone other than mom gives the bottle. I never give mine bottles.
I'm back at work full time, pumping 3x/day. Too far to go home for lunch regularly.
We use the Born Free bottles because they don't have that bi-phenyl whatzit that's carcinogenic. Anybody else use them?
Anybody else have any idea what possible difference that ridiculous valve thingie can make? It's two extra pieces to disassemble and assemble for washing, and I don't see how it can possibly do anything. But MIL (Nanny) says that DD likes the Born Free ones, and so does she, better than Avent. So we'll stick with them.
Something I've learned this time, my second time pumping for a baby: if we have to supplement with formula because milk was wasted, it is not the end of the world. She is still getting mostly my milk, with all those good benefits, and I've done everything in my power to give it to her. This time we had to use formula for my first few days back, because my huge freezer stash was rejected for lipase taste and I was sick so couldn't pump any extra. It's turned out to be a blessing because now I'm mellow about it. She'll drink what I pump (and DD1 will scarf any leftovers), and if on some particular day that is not enough, she'll have a bit of formula to tide her over until I get home. DD1 never drank formula, but I stressed out over every ounce of spilled or wasted milk... which was a LOT.
My compensation is DD2 has not yet worn a sposie.