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Moving to formula at 8 months. Will I still be able to breast feed at night?

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suiledonn Mon 27-Jul-09 14:55:34

DD2 is 8 months old. She has been on solids for a few months now and it's going really well. The breastfeeding is another story. On and off for weeks now she is reluctant to breastfeed in the day at all although she still wakes in the night for a couple of feeds.

In the past few days I have started giving her a bottle or cup to try and get a few ounces of milk into her in the day. I express when I can but she is enjoying the formula and feeding herself.

If I continue to give her formula in the day and only breastfeed when she asks will I still have enough supply if she wants the occasional day time feed and for the night feeds.

DD1 spontaneously stopped breastfeeding at around 11 months but she had stopped feeding in the night at 5 months so this is all new to me.


Pingpong Mon 27-Jul-09 15:05:15

yes you will be fine. Your boobs are remarkably adaptable. I introduced formula to DD at 8 months as she was so distracted when BF during the day. I introduced a bottle every 10 days so I didn't get engorged but kept feeding at night as that is what she wanted. By 10 months she was having very sporadic night feeds and by 11 months was sleeping through.

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