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Nursing is one of my very favorite parts of motherhood so far. B was a horrible nurser and most of our nursing experience was me pumping and then feeding him a bottle, so I was sure that all my nursing experiences would be negative.  But then I had Fos. And gosh, that baby was an absolute dream to nurse. Every single feeding was enjoyable, and we had a bond like none other. But the problem with Fos was that he never, ever took a bottle. We tried probably ten different brands of bottles, but he refused every single one.

So before San was born, I was determined to do everything I could to get him to go back and forth from breast to bottle. We waited the recommended three weeks to introduce the bottle, and I was super nervous the first time, praying that he would take it, and without any fight he took it perfectly.

When we were going though a million different bottles with Fos, I was convinced that the design of the bottle was keeping him from taking it. The shape, the super long nipple, the firm plastic…none of it imitated a real breast, so of course he wasn’t interested. So when I discovered Munchkin LATCH bottles this time around, and their soft, flexible plastic and round shape was a better design than anything I’d seen before, I was immediately impressed. And I’m convinced this smart design is the very reason San takes the bottle without any complaint. What I would have given for these bottles when Fos was a baby!

Now that San is 8 weeks old, we’re feeding him with a bottle once almost every day, and not only does it allow the rest of the family to bond with San during feeding time (I could die of happiness when I see B feed him…I love that brotherly love!), but it also allows me some freedom. I can leave the house for more than two hours at a time and stress about a screaming baby and panicking husband back at home, and as a working mom this is a humongous blessing.

I keep saying “third time’s a charm” about nearly everything with San so far, but really when it comes to feeding, Munchkin LATCH is the charm.

created in partnership with Munchkin  ||  photos by rad and happy 

3 Comments

  1. Meghan Kearney says:

    We also ended up with this bottle and I’m so glad we found it! My little one was opposite, he needed to start on the bottle because he was in the NICU and we just needed to get him fed to come home and I had an overactive let down that would just drown him. Once he finally masted this bottle we were able to switch to nursing almost exclusively and I give all the credit to this bottle for “training” him! it’s such a wonderful transition design either way.

  2. Elizabeth says:

    That third photo is so adorable! What an adorable family you have!

  3. Monica Packer says:

    I have loved nursing my third the best as well, but because it seems to be the only time he really gets some one-on-one. I stopped with the older two right at a year, but I’m thinking about going a little longer this round so my little guy has his mommy time nice and secured.

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