Badass Breastfeeding Podcast

How bottle feeding differs from breastfeeding

March 14, 2022 Dianne Cassidy & Abby Theuring Season 1 Episode 239
Badass Breastfeeding Podcast
How bottle feeding differs from breastfeeding
Show Notes

Bottle feeding.  Is it easier than breastfeeding?

Do you feel like your baby prefers the bottle because it’s easier?

Science tells us otherwise.  Listen up for more info on why.

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Things we talked about:

Oklahoma Breastfeeding Hotline [2:00]

Is bottle feeding easier than breastfeeding? [4:40]

Suck reflex [6:40]

Muscles used for breastfeeding [8:10]

Breathing [13:05]

Interrupted breathing with bottles [20:25]

Vacuum with feeds and how this applies.  Is this nipple confusion? [20:50]

Paced feeds [22:30]

Does bottle feeding burns less calories? [23:50]

Preterm infants [24:05]

Is bottle feeding easier as a parent? [29:59]

Going back and forth – some babies struggle with this [35:00]


*This Episode is sponsored by Fairhaven Health and Cake Maternity


Links to information we discussed or episodes you should check out!


link to the Oklahoma hotline


blog with more research about bottle feeding and breastfeeding

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