please help with any advice regarding mixed feeding times for my 4 month boy. he is doing well on ebf but i have thrush infection on my left breast so when i try to feed him on that side ,he refuses. i have had many treatments for thrush but i have decided to mix feed him with formula. what times should i be bf or ff him? (he can take up to 4 oz of formula only)
thank you for the replies. both me and my baby have been treated for thrush.I think i want to mix feed because of MIL peer pressure -she said the other day that she thought he was not putting on any weight - he has gone from 25th centile to the 50th centile though. when i went to the hv she said i could not possibly just feed on one side even though i know other MN mums have done so.
Both of those ladies are talking rubbish! Be weary of HV, if you need proper advise ask your GP, who's had children! I mix fed both my boys, so I'm no Bf guru or FF. It just worked for me. You can feed from one breast. I think mums in law and mums are of a different generation and it's hard to say how much your little one is getting from a feed but if he is gaining weight, you can't really complain, you are doing a good job with him. If you only want to Breast feed then do that-not because anyone tells you to.