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Switching bfeeding to formula

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Dawnie6577 Mon 11-Aug-08 12:40:22

My son is 10 months old the end of next week.
I have been predominantly bfeeding and introduced just a bit of formula from 5 months for his last feed.

In the last month or so, he is now:

Bfeed 7am
Formula at 10.30am (although he only takes 2oz and that is a bit of an effort!)
Bfeed at 3.30pm
Bottle at 6.30pm, about 9oz in total (half expressed, half formula).

However, I am expressing less and less off, can now only get 2oz (used to get 7!).
But this is fine, cos I want to wean him slowly off anyway in the next couple of months.

Anyhow, my question is: I want to stop expressing now and just bfeed first thing and in the afternoon.

Will stopping expressing before I go to bed affect my supply the following day for the other bfeeds?

Sorry for ramble,
Dawnie x

PS I am ready to stop breastfeeding now, and it is something I have done for longer than I ever thought I would, but it is something I have taken a long time to decide over.

moondog Mon 11-Aug-08 12:42:02

Yes it will.
Well done for breastfeeding so long. He doesn't need formula. Ordinary milk would do.

Dawnie6577 Mon 11-Aug-08 12:46:42

Thanks for responding.
I thought they needed 20oz of breast/form up to 1?
TBH he is eating a lot of food now (and always milky puddings or yoghurt every day and he eats quite a bit of food in cheese sauce).

PS I am trying to cut back gradually to avoid the pain of stopping suddenly, eek!

moondog Mon 11-Aug-08 12:49:37

Well my baby weaned himself off the breast at 11mths and never had any other milk.

moondog Mon 11-Aug-08 12:50:05

Formula for older babies is an expensive conspiracy. Save your money.

Dawnie6577 Mon 11-Aug-08 12:56:15

Ok, thanks for responding. He is quite a chubby baby too.
I have only started him with formula for mid-morning feed in the last month. Seeing him take just 2oz makes me wonder how much he has been getting from me!
I have loved bfeeding and will miss the closeness, but so excited about:
1)Drunken night out (has been 19 months!)
2)Nice bras again
3)No dried milk on me! (Or sick, he had a habit of that during his reflux period!)

Thanks again.

moondog Mon 11-Aug-08 12:59:35

Enjoy it and celebrate a job well done! smile

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