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This post is brought to you by Munchkin LATCH as part of the #LoveLatch campaign.

My not so little Logan just turned 6 weeks old!  I can’t believe how fast the time is flying by.  It seems like we just brought him home from the hospital yesterday.  There are some days when I wish I could slow time down and keep him this small forever, and there are other days when I wish I could speed it up to a time when he is not quite so needy.  These newborn days are especially hard now that I have a toddler to take care of too.

Logan

Overall, Logan is a very good baby.  He really doesn’t fuss too much, except for when he is hungry or needs a diaper change.  Other than that, he is pretty laid back.   It’s a world of difference from his sister, Kayleigh, who was a very fussy baby.

Another huge difference between Logan and Kayleigh, is their size.  Kayleigh was just a little peanut, and still is, while Logan is a very big boy.  He weighed just over 10 pounds at birth, and now, at only 6 weeks old, he is wearing 6-9 month clothes and size 5 diapers!  He certainly has an appetite to match, too.  This kid LOVES to eat!  He will sometimes suck down 8-10 ounces of breast milk in one feeding.  It’s crazy!

Logan

When I was pregnant with Logan, I told myself that I would make an effort to breastfeed him, and to hopefully last longer than I did with Kayleigh.  I only made it to three months with her before I gave up completely.  I honestly hate breastfeeding with a passion, but I really wanted to give him the awesome benefits of breast milk.

When we first brought Logan home from the hospital, he wanted to eat constantly.  About a week into it, and after a daunting 8 hour-long breastfeeding session, with almost no breaks, I had a major melt-down.  I cried to my husband, and I vented to my Moms group on Facebook.  I wanted my body back.  I wanted to be able to take a break and to get some sleep.  I was ready to quit breastfeeding already, and I felt super guilty about it.  I felt like I had let myself, and Logan down.

The next day, after I had cooled off a bit, and after talking with my husband and some other Moms, I decided that I would try to pump exclusively, before giving up all together.  That way, I would get my body back (well, sort of), John could give me a break once in a while, and I could still give Logan the advantages of breast milk. 

Over the next few weeks, I gradually made the switch to pumping exclusively, and I am so much happier now.  It took a bit of trial and error to find our rhythm, but things are going great for both of us now.

Transitioning a baby from breast to bottle can sometimes be difficult.  Babies can become confused, and not take to a bottle very easily, so it’s really important to get a bottle that is designed to ease the transition from breast to bottle, like the Munchkin LATCH.  Logan did very well with our transition, once we introduced this bottle to him.

Munchkin LATCH

Experts agree the best transition from breast to bottle occurs when bottle flow and mother’s flow match.  The LATCH bottle was developed with Lactation Consultants and mimics a breast by releasing more milk as the baby pushes against the nipple’s base.  The LATCH Stage 1 nipple flow is also specifically designed with a reduced rate to mimic the breast. Stage 2 and 3 are also available, and increase the flow as your baby grows and becomes more efficient at feeding.

Munchkin LATCH The LATCH bottle also reduces colic without the extra pieces and parts that other bottles have. The accordion-style LATCH nipple flexes as baby moves his or her head, allowing baby to maintain latch while decreasing ingestion of air.  The anti-colic valve located at the bottom of the LATCH bottle also allows for breast milk to flow while ensuring air bubbles don’t travel through, reducing gas and fussiness.

Munchkin LATCH

LATCH is available at Target and Babies’R’Us, but you can pick and choose your bottle size and nipple stage to perfectly suit your baby’s feeding needs exclusively on Munchkin.com. You can also save up to 15% off your LATCH bottle purchase when you buy more bottles on Munchkin.com!

Munchkin LATCH

In addition to these fantastic bottles, you can also purchase a set of Munchkin LATCH one-piece silicone pacifiers.  The Munchkin LATCH pacifier was designed with pediatric dentists and moms, with a goal of developing a lightweight, more comfortable pacifier for baby.  It also has a heart shaped shield that fits comfortably under baby’s nose. 

Munchkin LATCH pacifier

Did you experience any challenging moments while feeding your baby?

This post is brought to you by Munchkin LATCH as part of the #LoveLatch campaign.

  24 Responses to “Transitioning from Breast to Bottle with Munchkin LATCH”

  1. This bottle is a great idea. Transitioning to a bottle can be super hard for some babies, so I think this idea is a long time coming.

  2. OMG, first off so gosh darn cute and second, what an amazing bottle!

  3. I am getting some of these to give to a new mom in our church. She will be breastfeeding at first but will eventually change the baby over so these will come in handy.

  4. Sounds like you found a good solution for you and your family. The Munchkin LATCH is pretty amazing and has some very cool features.

  5. Oh my goodness, what a cutie! What an awesome bottle to help transition between breast and bottle.

  6. Honestly, the whole thing was challenging. Which is why I love that there is products like this. Moms need this.

  7. I was never able to breastfeed my kids. They just never could latch properly. But these are great products for mothers who can!

  8. I didn’t really experience any challenges with my own kids but my grandson is a totally different story. He’s 20 months old and very picky!

  9. Wow this would make the transition so much easier. What a great little device!

  10. My son used this bottle to transition from breast to bottle. I like it a lot and so did he.

  11. This sounds like such a great bottle! My 7 month old would probably not take a bottle at this point, but I like knowing there are option out there if something happened to me!

  12. This sounds like a great way to help a baby transition to a bottle. I was able to Breastfeed my kids and it is very time consuming. With pumping you are able to get some much needed help.

  13. Wow, I really wish this bottle existed when my kids were babies. I also found breastfeeding a challenge and, in many cases, painful. Transitioning to a bottle can be difficult, but it seems like the LATCH makes it much easier. Thanks for sharing!

  14. I’m a huge fan of Munchkin products! The Latch looks awesome!

  15. I wish these were out when we were transitioning! I’ll have to keep these in mind for shower gifts!

  16. This is so awesome. I wish I would have had one of these when my daughter was a baby.

  17. I had such a hard time with the bottles this time around. I wish I looked into the Latch – it could of been a great solution

  18. They for sure didn’t have awesome stuff like this when mine were little. Would have made life so much easier!

  19. My daughter was a breastfeed only baby mostly. Not by choice. Because I couldn’t get her to take a bottle. This would have been great to have.

  20. This bottle seems so helpful! What a cute baby!

  21. It’s so important to have a great way to feed your baby that works for both of you. This seems like a great option.

  22. I have a friend who just had a baby. I bet she would love to hear about this so I will share. :)

  23. those look great!!! i’ll have to forward this to a friend of mine that is about to have another baby

  24. My friend is currently transitioning, will make sure she reads this great post!

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