weaning off breast

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Focusfocus Mon 18-Jan-16 13:33:02

My three month old is breastfed on demand about 10-12 times a day. He takes a bottle without proved but has never had anything more than 2 oz at a time whether ebm or formula.

At six months ish I'd like to wean him off the breast as he moves to solids and give him ready made milk.

But I'd like to hold on to the morning and bedtime breastfeeds for the next couple of months after that and gradually wean him off around 8 months ish.

So while all this is 3 months away does anyone have any tips on how to do this? I know the standard advice is to begin with replacing a feed - but he's an all day snack guy so I am never sure what that feed is and he never has a tummy empty enough to actually take a full feed even of ebm

T0b1a5B3kka Fri 05-Feb-16 14:35:09

I am also looking to do this, from what i have read you do indeed replace a feed with formula. I've been offering only 2-3oz at a time and seems to go about 1.5-2 hours on that with the aim of gradually increasing this over time. I am hoping by 4/5 months he is totally on bottles during the day keeping the night and morning feeds as yourself.

I have found that there isn't a lot of advice around and HV/midwives are not very clued up on moving to mixed feeding.

Currently having an issue with LO taking a bottle happily all the time, I know its not the bottle or the formula just a very headstrong LO who loves the boob.... And I really don't want to continue feeding him during the day as fee slightly trapped to the house as doesn't feed well out, will occasionally take a bottle out reluctantly.

Any tips?

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