I have a newborn. We learned with the last newborn that it is very wise to make a little area next to my comfy recliner where we kept ready-to-mix bottles (baby bottle with appropriate amount of water in it) and premeasured formula - this is especially important at night, when I'm not awake enough to count to two and I need to feed a baby. So, before I go to bed at night, I measure out formula and water, hunt up a couple of burpies and a binky and a blanket or two. This baby is so new that he still wakes multiple times, so having everything handy is a must.
(Now, before someone decides to flame me for formula-feeding: I know breastfeeding is best, and I've tried it three times. The first two times, I wound up with very skinny babies before we started supplementing with formula. The third time, I tried supplementing from the beginning, and after his first bottle, he wouldn't latch on again, so I pumped for months for him. This time around (#4), I decided that if he'd latch on and nurse, he'd get whatever breastmilk is available, and then he'd get a bottle when he was done because I can't pump and do all the associated cleaning and keep an eye on #2 and #3, and do the housework and the cooking and the schoolwork.... There is so much time in a day, and I can only do so much. I'm making the best choice overall for my household, and I still have time to enjoy my children.)
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