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Switching to formula during day when return to work-which formula to use?

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owainsmum Mon 26-Sep-11 07:46:15

Hi ladies,

my DS is currently 8 months and I'm going back to work in 2 months time. He is exclusively breast fed and I was originally thinking about expressing milk to send to nursery with him, but I really don't think I'll have enough to express, and then I would be spending evenings after work expressing etc etc... So I'm going to wean DS onto formula for his 2 daytime feeds and still BF for morning, bedtime and night feeds (unless he's sleeping through by then!). Can anyone recommend a brand of formula that BF babies take to relatively easily, or is it just down to the individual baby's preference? I also have no idea how much formula to give in a feed because I have only ever BF so please can someone tell me how much a 18lb baby on 3 big meals a day needs per milk feed.

Thanks smile

Seona1973 Mon 26-Sep-11 08:24:04

by 10 months he may no longer need 2 daytime milk feeds. DS was on 3 feeds a day by then and dropped to 2 feeds by 11 months (am and pm). Formulas are much of a muchness so you could maybe get a few individual cartons and see which one he likes best - I think the cartons are about 7oz and ds took about 6/7oz per feed at that stage.

trixie123 Mon 26-Sep-11 15:07:09

I used SMA with DS but DD has found it too rich and was VERY sicky and constipated so I swapped her onto Cow and Gate . The downside is that because its 'thinner' she has started sleeping for less time at night. There are differences but its trial and error really. DS had a 8oz morning and evening bottle at 10 months. We started to replace the bottles with cups at around 1 year, the morning one first then the evening one.

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