Hello. I am thinking of giving up breastfeeding, or going down to 50/50. We are really skint though so worried we couldnt afford it.
How much do you pay for ff? My DD is 6.5months and on 3 meals a day. She usually has one bottle at night, but I breastfeed her first. I dont seem to have enough milk in the night to just BF, so I BF first, to keep the supply and then top up with a 5 oz bottle, which she finishes.
Also, IF I give up BF, is it best to go to a follow on milk or just go to the basic first milk?
Chloemegjess my dd spaced her feeds out a bit more (from 3 hourly to 4 hourly) from about 7 months which was a big relief to me and made a lot of difference! Do you feel like if your dd does this you might want to continue bfing?
I don't know. I don't even know why I feel like I want to give up! I always wanted to carry on till she is 1 and can go straight to cows milk. She has spaced her feeds out now she is on solids.
I guess some of it is nerves as she is not putting on much weight so I guess its to know how much she is having etc. My DD is always still hungry after a BF and I dont have anywhere near as much milk as I used to.
I feel sure someone could offer you some good advice on here if you feel like your supply is reducing. I wish I could but I'm far from being an expert. I am trying to boost my supply by giving three sides at each feed (switching boobs once and then at the end of the feed offering the first boob again so extending the length of the feed a bit). I don't know yet whether this will work or not.
One tub a week, so whichever one you buy. I think the first milik is fine until they are one, then they can have cows milk. Follow on milk is nutritionally no better than firast milk, and only came out when companies were banned from advertising first formula.