Before officially going back to work after maternity leave, try introducing a bottle to your baby. Remember that this will be an adjustment for your baby, but helping him or her to drink from a bottle will make the process much easier when the caregiver starts feeding your baby.
It’s recommended that breastfeeding mothers wait about four weeks after breastfeeding has been well-established before introducing a bottle. Once your baby reaches one month, you can start giving him or her a bottle with your breast milk.
If you’re in need of bottles, consider this natural baby bottle designed with a wide breast-shaped nipple that allows for a natural latch. The ultra-soft nipple and comfortable petals mimic the feel of the breast, making it easy to combine breast and bottle feeding.
You may find it beneficial to use a nipple shield when combining breast and bottle feeding, which can help with transitioning infants between bottle and breast. This nipple shield option has an ultra-thin butterfly shape, allowing for breast contact as you nurse your baby. 4