ha. ha. ha. ha. ha.
lessons learned since then:
people like me.
2. when breastfeeding isn't going well in the hospital, and your baby loses enough weight that the doctors are talking about admitting him, you freak out a little.
3. giving your little one a bottle doesn't necessarily mean you've failed at breastfeeding.
4. not all bottles are created equally.
we've used comotomo bottles in our home exclusively, and i can't say enough good things about them, you guys. the unique shape of the nipple allows better transitioning back and forth from the breast to the bottle, and i'm convinced that using them allowed me to alternate breastfeeding and bottle-feeding as long as i did. (i gave up breastfeeding at nine months, after teddy's second tooth came in and his bites were making me bleed. "byeeeeeeee.")
the body of the bottles is made of silicon, which also mimics the softness of mama skin, and has a wide opening which makes cleaning simple and worry free.
teddy taking the bottle at 2 months. can you believe how little?!
easy for little hands to hold.
the bottles also feature a duel anti colic vent (who even knew this was a thing?!) which creates ideal air circulation, minimizes extra bubbles and prevents colic, spit up, burping and gas. they come in two different sizes, (one with a slower flow for newborns, and a bigger size with a medium flow for your developing infant) and come in two different colors.
guys. seriously, these have been the best we've tried. if your babies have had a hard time taking bottles, or if you're feeling like you're wanting to transition from breastfeeding, or if you're even just expecting and wanting to be prepared- you've got to give it a try.
one more lesson i learned:
*what are your fav baby feeding products? anything i absolutely should know about?*
i hope you're getting through this week more gracefully than i am.