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Breastfeeding and BLW - Help!

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Popplemama Mon 22-Jun-15 10:09:54

My lovely four-month old DD is EBF on demand and in many ways we are really lucky - she feeds well every 2-3 hours during the day and for the last month or so has slept from around 9-7 without asking for any feeds at night. Despite this I am starting to feel a bit worn out from the past four months of feeding and was starting to focus on the six month point as my new feeding target.

The HV has just done her four-month review and has strongly advocated that we need to do BLW and to not start until she is six months. She also said she would need at least a pint of non-cow's milk a day until 12 months. I'm really nervous about this - especially as I will have to return to work when she is exactly six months - and was wondering if anyone could advise how they managed this transition given that with BLW they are still so reliant on milk for all of their nutrition.

I would really struggle to express at work and she doesn't currently feed at night so should I just accept that she will have to move onto formula alongside BLW and, if so, should I introduce this before solids to get her used to it?

I am really pleased that we have succeeded so far with feeding after a really tricky start and desperately don't want to let DD down or disadvantage her but was quite looking forward to getting my body back! (Plus DH is desperate to start feeding her as he's had months of just dealing with the end product!)

Sorry for the long post - just feeling very stressed and like there is no end in sight!x

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