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DS won't take formula

(8 Posts)
Gangle Sat 25-Oct-08 20:07:47

Going back to work in 2 weeks and DS, 7 months, is refusing formula. The plan was that I would express at work so that DS would have mostly EBM but would be topped up with formula in the event that I couldn't express enough milk. I have difficulty getting more than 4oz in one sitting at the moment but think if I was expressing in place of a feed (rather than in addition to) then I would get more. Hoping it will be ok but have this nightmare scenario running through my mind that I'm back at work, DS is with nanny and finished all the EBM I have left and is starving hungry but refusing formula! I would much prefer him to just have breast milk if at all possible to haven't been pushing formula on him that much. Should I keep trying? I've tried 2 different brands but DS isn't having any of it. It also smells terrible so I feel I can't really blame him for refusing it.

scorpio1 Sat 25-Oct-08 20:09:13

you need to mix the BM and FF in the same bottle, gradually reduce until all formula...

Gangle Sat 25-Oct-08 20:10:44

thanks Scorpio. Can you def mix the two? I've heard conflicting things? How is your LO? Same age as mine, no??

scorpio1 Sat 25-Oct-08 20:14:18

Mimi is 6 months, i dont do this but BF lady says so...

scorpio1 Sat 25-Oct-08 20:14:43

do 25% ff, 75% BM then gradually reduce iyswim

pudding25 Sat 25-Oct-08 20:52:31

Hipp organic, IMO, tastes the best (and ost like booby milk-well mine anyway!).

fledtoscotland Sat 25-Oct-08 22:14:25

ditto pudding25 about hipp organic. DS2 is having the odd bottle of formula as i cant express and am going away for the night in the middle of december and didnt want to leave it until the week before to try him with a bottle. was recommended hipp organic and he takes it fine. it smells similar to BM imo

thatsnotmymonster Sat 25-Oct-08 22:17:56

I am having this problem too but dd has always taken a bottle fine but now I have new prescription formula for cow's milk allergy she won't take it.

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