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Old Feb 16th 2011, 07:22 AM   #1
 
  Oct 2010
  Hatley, WI
I am new to the industry and wondering if anyone bottle feeds at night. I was thinking 5am 2pm 7pm 12pm my long stretch would be while I am at work instead of a night? I appreciate any ideas.

Thanks,

Jenni
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Old Feb 16th 2011, 07:46 AM   #2
 
  Jan 2011
  Barnett Mo
we feed 3 x a day around 7am 3pm and 11pm works good for us then u can still get some sleep
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Old Feb 16th 2011, 11:41 AM   #3
 
  Sep 2010
  Wykoff, MN
I'm with daywood, you need your sleep. 3x a day has been very sufficient for us. 5am, 3-4pm and before bed. It certainly will not hurt to feed 4X a day if you choose to.
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Old Feb 16th 2011, 01:45 PM   #4
 
  Apr 2009
  Tobin Lake, Saskatchewan
it is very bad for fawns to eat after 10pm and before 8am....that's my story...and I'm sticking to it.
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Old Feb 16th 2011, 02:13 PM   #5
 
  Apr 2009
  Fort Wayne, Ind

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curtis can you shed some light on that

thanks Ed
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Old Feb 16th 2011, 03:33 PM   #6
 
  Apr 2009
  Tobin Lake, Saskatchewan
it has to do with my attitude from lack of sleep....and someone may get smacked
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Old Feb 16th 2011, 04:01 PM   #7
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  May 2009
  Chillicothe, Missouri
I hear ya Curtis! 8am,1pm and 7pm or a close as we can on a full day of organized disorder!
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Old Feb 16th 2011, 07:48 PM   #8
 
  Jul 2009
  Raymondville, TX
I agree with the others on the lack of sleep. After 4+ months of 4 hours of sleep a night you get the 1000 yard stare.
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Old Feb 17th 2011, 05:32 AM   #9
 
  Oct 2010
  Hatley, WI
I look at it as no different than waking up to feed an infant. You guys either don't have kids or did not paticipate in the nighttime feedings and diaper changes?? Just saying. Thanks for all the imput.
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Old Feb 17th 2011, 10:32 AM   #10
 
  Apr 2009
  Tobin Lake, Saskatchewan
I participated in the night time feedings, ...i woke up ...elbowed my wife, told her that the baby was crying. since she had to be up anyways, why deprive everyone of sleep? she can sleep-in, in the morning while I got the other kids breakfast and ready for school. It's not smart anywhere having someone watch someone else work....unless this is a union or government job.
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Old Feb 17th 2011, 11:09 AM   #11
 
  Sep 2010
  Wykoff, MN
I agree with you totally on this curtis! Especially on watching someone else work! (Not productive)
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Old Feb 17th 2011, 03:45 PM   #12
 
  Apr 2009
  Polk, PA located in west central pa
My nipples did not produce milk so I figured why deprive us both of sleep.
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Old Feb 18th 2011, 08:59 AM   #13
 
  Apr 2009
  Landisburg, PA
We feed four times a day 7am 12am 5pm 10pm It has worked well for us the past 4 years. Good luck to everyone who is bottle feeding this season.
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Old Feb 20th 2011, 03:26 PM   #14
 
  Jan 2011
  Toledo, Ohio
5am to 2pm seems like a very long stretch, especially for new borns, I would post an ad in the paper looking for someone to help out. Odds are there is some kid that just graduated highschool that wants to be a vet and would jump on the idea of it.
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Old Feb 21st 2011, 10:43 AM   #15
 
  Jan 2011
  Warren, OH
If you are going to bottle feed a fawn, when is the best time to take it from its mother?
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