Posted: Fri Feb 08, 2008 1:27 pm
Post subject: Switching Breastmilk to Formula
I am returning to work soon, and have been totally breastfeeding for 17 weeks. I would like to introduce formula milk to my son, does anyone have any tips/suggestions that would help?? Im thinking of starting him off with a lunchtime formula feed and see how he goes...
also any suggestions on what you feel is the best formula? I heard Aptamil is good as it is quite close to breastmilk?
Posted: Fri Feb 15, 2008 9:21 pm
j have just given up the breast feeding completely and switched to formular (SMA) luckily my baby took to it easily but i however am suffering!! y hormones have gone mad!! i started with the mid day feeds which were good as i could leave him with partner or mum to do it as it made me cry!!!! good luck with it. i would try bottles at night before long tho... don't get baby hooked on boob before bed or you could have problems gettin him to sleep without nursing.
Posted: Thu Mar 13, 2008 10:15 pm
Post subject: How do I wean her off the breast?
I have a 21 week old who I breastfeed. I introduced her to bottles at about 3 months with expressed milk and she took them well. However, about five weeks ago she started refusing bottles and I have not managed to get her to drink from one! I am now trying to get her to drink from a cup as I have to return to work in 7 weeks! However she uses feeding from me as a comfort and I don't know how to stop it as I hate her crying! Does anyone have any advice on how to wean her from the breast? Any advice would be greatly received!