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]

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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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