Best of Both Worlds
Many women have a difficult time nursing their babies. Health, circumstances, or economic reasons may present an insurmountable barrier. And some women simply choose not to fully breastfeed. But combining breastfeeding and bottle can work.
Dr. Spock, the well-known author of Dr. Spock's Baby and Child Care, agrees, saying, "Combining breast and bottle is useful if you are planning to return to a job, want your partner to be able to take a more active role in feeding, or can't produce enough milk to completely satisfy your baby."
Here's a look at three common reasons to combine breastfeeding and bottle. And as these stories from mom's who've found success relate, it doesn't have to be an all or nothing decision.