Not sure if this is the place to do it, but i am a new dad so thought i'd just say hello.
Last wednesday my partner and i welcomed our first bub together into the world, a little 2980g girl we named Gabriella Rose that is a little sister to my partners 15 year old who also lives with us.
We were a little stressed given our ages, my partner is 41 this year and i'm not far behind her, but everything turned out perfectly. We're now enjoying our 3rd day at home all together which we can enjoy for the next couple of weeks while i'm on leave.
I'm very much a hands on dad and like to help out as much as i can, including feeding. We bought a philips avent electric breast pump in the lead up to the birth so i could be involved, and i'm currently doing the 2am feed while my partner gets some sleep and can recover from the birth as quickly as she can (she had a c section, and healing really well).
We've had so many conflicting pieces of advice from midwives about bottle feeding. Some seem to think it's the devil and make you feel horrible for even trying it, others say its a great tool when bub is really tired and hungry and may not suck as much as she should and get a decent feed. What are huggies peoples thoughts? She seems to be happy to go back to breast feeding when she wakes up in the morning.
Also when bottle feeding, she seems to absolutely smash down the milk haha. Is that ok, she gets the amount of milk in 10 minutes that would normally take nearly half an hour to give her. She burps ok post feed, but gets a little bit upset near the end of the feed from what i imagine is an upset tummy from eating too fast. This is in contrast to the contented demeanour she has when she's finished on the breast.
Should i maybe try and pace her a bit, by perhaps maybe taking the bottle way every 5ml or so to burp her? Probably a question for another part of the forum maybe.