I normally bf but ff ds3 for 2 weeks to see if neocate formula helped his reflux (it didn't). I found it such a faff (although I was pumping as well to keep my supply going) but most people I know seem to think formula is the easier option. I think bf is easier than ff but maybe I've forgotten how hard the first few weeks are. So what do you think?
FF...had bloomin nightmare with oldest and had no desire to try it with my twins (never produced enough for 1 hungry baby so refused to even try feeding 2). Bottles are a faff and so is sterilizing...if you can bf do it (cheaper and easier) , but for me ff was by far the better option!
for me ff is much easier, dd HATED bf (i thought it was me but mw said i wasnt doing anything wrong, it was dd ) i was gutted when i realised it really wasnt working but now im glad i changed
the cleaning is a faff BUT from the first day she was on formula she was much more contented, slept through the night (and has done every night since) and has put the weight back on and is now a 'sturdy' 11 week old
it is fairly expensive and i hate all the cleaning and sterilising but we are both so much better off for it
If you struggle with breastfeeding for whatever reason, especially in the early weeks, ff probably is easier. But in the normal course of things, particularly after the first few weeks, bf is. No worrying about sterilising, bacteria in powder, heating bottles, cooling bottles etc etc.
BF is about a million times easier once the first few weeks are done with. I loathe FF my son, BF'd my daughter and we had so much more freedom to come and go as we pleased without having to make sure we had enough pissingbottles.
I bottlefed and ..... it was a pain in the arse. Loads of faffing about with bottles, powder, sterilisers and storing. Breastfeeding would have been so much easier for me. Really, really struggled though