3 months to stop breastfeeding.... help!!

(9 Posts)
ruthyless Tue 29-Dec-15 22:07:08

So I'm back to work in 3 months and will need to stop bf then! My baby girl and 6 months and whilst she is doing great on solids (3 big meals a day) she is still having around 10 feeds a day!!!! Not sure why she feeds so much, she's more of a snacker (little and often) but she wont take a bottle!! We've tried and tried with a bottle from her being pretty tiny but she wont take it! Whereas my son was very happy switching between breast and bottle! No idea what to do......

Lightbulbon Tue 29-Dec-15 22:21:41

You don't need to stop bf to work!

You have a legal right to rest breaks to express at work.

But she will need to use a bottle or cup.

mudandmayhem01 Tue 29-Dec-15 22:31:17

I bf ds till he was 2 . I went back to work when he was 9 months. Childminder / granny would give him a cup of milk and he would just feed in the morning and evening. He never had a bottle and always rejected them. He quite liked his cup eventually but wouldn't take it from me.

mineofuselessinformation Tue 29-Dec-15 22:32:16

I breastfed morning and evening after I returned to work. Could you get dd used to taking a bottle when you're not there during the day?

Curlywurly4 Tue 29-Dec-15 22:40:14

I also breastfed morning and evening. Was lovely to have snuggles after being away all day.

ruthyless Tue 29-Dec-15 22:41:00

Yeah totally get its my right to have breaks to express but in reality in a busy day of meetings etc. It would be an extra faff, plus looking forward to ditching the nursing bras! I did carry on feeding my son after I went back to work but stopped when I started having to be away for a few days! Very happy to stop feeding my daughter at 9 months but it's just trying to work out the how! Maybe a cup is the way forward, but how do I get her used to having it in the day if she won't take it from me! Don't just want to drop her at nursery and run in March!!

mudandmayhem01 Wed 30-Dec-15 10:03:19

Can you get your dh to try him with the cup or bottle at the weekend good excuse to go out He will be a different baby at 9'months, also speak to the nursery, this is a common problem so I am sure they will have some ideas. Totally get you are ready to stop bf, would it be easy to separate the stopping and the going back to work?

Lightbulbon Wed 30-Dec-15 21:15:00

I did it by just not being there when dp tried DC with the bottle.

Newmanwannabe Mon 04-Jan-16 20:22:23

try a straw? My dd wouldn't take a bottle and I got her drinking from a straw cup at a similar age.

Is it possible she has a tongue tie? Might explain the short frequent feedings if she is not able to transfer a lot of milk in one go? Normally they are better with bottles but maybe it's harder to coordinate her sucking and swallowing.

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