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DD2 (10mths) prefers formula to bf. Gutted...

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mangohedgehog Wed 01-May-13 18:45:16

That's it really. Went back at work at 7mths so we started mix feeding, DD2 having formula during the day and me in the nights and mornings.

A few months on and my supply is pitiful. DD2 can't be bothered having to wait 5+ minutes for let down which is only a trickle when it comes anyway. She doesn't ask for bm when I get in from work any more. However wave a bottle in her face and she gets really excited and tries to grab it. She couldn't care less if she gets bm or not.

I thought this would happen. Just a bit depressing. DD1 couldn't get enough of bfing, I weaned her at 2.5 years, but she showed no sign of slowing down even then. DD2 is probably the last baby we'll have, so it all feels a bit final. Am going to try to keep her interest going for a bit longer, til we get to a year at least, but I think it will be a struggle as she's just not into it.

<self pitying>

JiltedJohnsJulie Wed 01-May-13 22:49:11

Think I'd be upset with that one too. Have you thought of speaking to a BFC about keeping things going? Have you got the helpline numbers?

mangohedgehog Fri 03-May-13 06:06:33

No I haven't tbh, I was a bit pessimistic about what they could tell me. I don't want to express at work so I'm not sure what other advice they could offer. Is probably worth giving it a go though, they might surprise me.

I wonder if this is the flip side to encouraging mix feeding. It wasn't a problem with DD1 as she never took a bottle and I was at home all the time anyway so it didn't matter how dependent she was on bf. I didn't have that luxury with DD2, and now she's so used to instant gratification with the bottle that she's hardly interested in bf at all.

She does still have 2 feeds a day atm so it's not completely lost yet. I will keep it up as long as possible.

Thanks Jilted for replying to me smile

JiltedJohnsJulie Fri 03-May-13 21:46:02

That's ok. Really feel for you, can totally understand why you would be upset.

WouldBeHarrietVane Fri 03-May-13 22:32:10

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