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Quick breast milk question. [♥]Mrs. Taylor 18 kids; Texas 12250 posts
20th Jun '13

I'm breastfeeding ds, and we are taking him for his first doctor appointment this morning. I've pumped enough milk to get us through the outing and I put it in the fridge. Anyway, my question is how do I warm it while we're out? Find a rr and run the bottle under warm water? I have the insulated bag to keep it cool in, but I can't give the little fella cold milk!



Tia!

user banned Due November 7 (boy); 1 child; Dayton, Ohio 26853 posts
20th Jun '13

My son always gladly took cold milk, but yes, you can just run the bag under lukewarm water.

user banned Due November 7 (boy); 1 child; Dayton, Ohio 26853 posts
20th Jun '13

But why not just nurse while you're out? You're just going to the pedi right?

[♥]Mrs. Taylor 18 kids; Texas 12250 posts
20th Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Smartass *Preggo!*:</b>" But why not just nurse while you're out? You're just going to the pedi right?"</blockquote>




I'm not comfortable with that yet. He's only 4 days old, so I'm still trying to get the hang of the whole nursing thing. We're kinda clumsy with it, lol.

user banned 4 kids; Mueang Phuket, Thailand 30487 posts
20th Jun '13

Why does he need a bottle? If he is under 2 weeks it could cause n****e confusion.

user banned Due November 7 (boy); 1 child; Dayton, Ohio 26853 posts
20th Jun '13
Quoting [♥]Mrs. Taylor:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Smartass *Preggo!*:</b>" But why not just nurse while you're ... [snip!] ... yet. He's only 3 days old, so I'm still trying to get the hang of the whole nursing thing. We're kinda clumsy with it, lol."

Gotcha. Like the other poster said giving him a bottle this early make cause you some problems with nursing. I am sure the pedi's office would be happy to provide you a private room to nurse in or you can go to the car. And don't worry you'll be a pro in no time =)

Mama Kat ♥ Due May 31; 2 kids; NAPLES, ME, United States 9597 posts
20th Jun '13

Ask the doctor if you can have a moment to nurse him before you leave.
My doctor always let me stay in the room and feed him after the office visit.

user banned 4 kids; Mueang Phuket, Thailand 30487 posts
20th Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting [♥]Mrs. Taylor:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Smartass *Preggo!*:</b>" But why not just nurse while you're ... [snip!] ... yet. He's only 3 days old, so I'm still trying to get the hang of the whole nursing thing. We're kinda clumsy with it, lol."</blockquote>




Wel good luck! By the time I had my 3rd I didn't care. Moms would be in halter tips bending over in the waiting room, wih b**b practically falling out. And I'm in the corner trying to BF and not show an inch of skin. Now I whip it out. If I can do it discretely I will, but I'm wearing a dress I just plop my b**b out and nurse. Only a couple times have I heard people say something under their breath, or hardcore starers. I just stare back even harder. I hope you find the confidence to BF in public. Don't let a*****es scare you. It's you and your babies right!!!!! I love NIP. And hae been told and approached by the other women that what I was doing was great and to keep t up.

user banned 4 kids; Mueang Phuket, Thailand 30487 posts
20th Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Smartass *Preggo!*:</b>" Gotcha. Like the other poster said giving him a bottle this early make cause you some problems with nursing. ... [snip!] ... be happy to provide you a private room to nurse in or you can go to the car. And don't worry you'll be a pro in no time =)"</blockquote>




Mine would let me sit in the room and nurse as long as needed!

Rebekah Garden x3 Due October 5 (boy); 33 kids; Fall River, Massachusetts 5223 posts
20th Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Katrina,Phia&Easton's Ma:</b>" Ask the doctor if you can have a moment to nurse him before you leave. My doctor always let me stay in the room and feed him after the office visit."</blockquote>



This! At 4 days old you could cause n****e confusion! Doctors are very understanding of this. It will take awhile to warm it from bathroom water, especially because a lot of bathrooms water is set so that it doesn't get very warm! Also, one thing to make you more comfortable is to use a nursing tank top under a shirt so that you only have your n****e out for baby. No belly showing or anything else!

AaliyahVal'sMommy 1 child; 1 angel baby; Cleveland, Ohio 1364 posts
20th Jun '13

I would feed mine i in the office afterwards or while waiiting for the doctor to come in.
If she was really starved, i just might feed her in the waiting room.
Just cover myself until she grabs the n****e.
I don't like to cover my baby up while she eats,
I thought i would be one of those "If we're going out baby needs a bottle" type mom. But, i've fed my baby in the car(Not moving of course)
If your really stuck some where, you can in the bathroom.

lolajessup 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44076 posts
20th Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting ☮ Phuket:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Smartass *Preggo!*:</b>" Gotcha. Like the other poster said ... [snip!] ... worry you'll be a pro in no time =)"</blockquote> Mine would let me sit in the room and nurse as long as needed!"</blockquote>



This!!! And I've also sat in the car too. It just depends on when she wants to eat.

A is Me 1 child; South Carolina 3782 posts
20th Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting [♥]Mrs. Taylor:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Smartass *Preggo!*:</b>" But why not just nurse while you're ... [snip!] ... yet. He's only 4 days old, so I'm still trying to get the hang of the whole nursing thing. We're kinda clumsy with it, lol."</blockquote>



You're gonna get more clumsy with it if he doesn't get in enough practice. A bottle could confuse him at such a young age.
Don't be ashamed to feed your baby. ESPECIALLY at a pediatrician's office. Don't got through the hassle of warming a bottle when it's perfect from the tap.

TrixieGirl Due July 4; 1 child; Maryland 1175 posts
20th Jun '13
Quoting [♥]Mrs. Taylor:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Smartass *Preggo!*:</b>" But why not just nurse while you're ... [snip!] ... yet. He's only 4 days old, so I'm still trying to get the hang of the whole nursing thing. We're kinda clumsy with it, lol."


Just want to put this out there, at my pedi's office they would let me sit in there as long as I needed to nurse after the appointment. Especially after a shot! Maybe give that a try and you will have all the privacy you need.

Melissa 1 child; Michigan 1411 posts
20th Jun '13

I used to do that in the beginning as well, bring a bottle of pumped milk because I was nervous. Don't be! Especially since he is so young, it could cause n****e confusion. The doctor will let you nurse in the room as long as you like after the appointment. I'm sure they would provide a room for you to nurse in (since you aren't comfortable in front of other people). Don't be afraid to nurse your baby!