I've managed to re establish bf (yay!) 6 month old dd. I want to carry on until she self weans ideally. But i'm planning on going to New York next march for the weekend. I don't mind her having formula while i'm away but wondering howe many feeds you'd expect she'd be having in terms of having to express to maintain supply.
uh-oh. was hoping it'd be less by then! I ebf her for 5.5 months then mix fed and now ebf. (don't ask!) When i started mix feeding my supply dropped so rapidly. And she really went off the boob. I was a hard few days to get her back into it i tell you.
Do you think i'll be okay by march? Bugger, not sure what to do now. Would you cup feed her milk then? I'm doing blw so she won't be getting that much probably...
Burning Can I ask you a question...when you went on to mix feeding after 5.5 m of ebf how many feeds did you drop for the bottle? I only ask as my plan (IF I reach that golden milestone of 26 weeks) is to continue bf but add a bottle or 2. I thought supply would have been established enough by then to do but you have put the fear in me that maybe it won't?
I'm sure you'll be fine. I did it all wrong. (My dh left me and i only gave her bottles because i was in such a state that my mum had to bottle feed her) i dropped alot at once. One piece of advice i'd give you though is keep th teats as newborn ones. I gave her the faster flowing ones and she quickly realised that was way easier that breastfeeding.
By the time dd was 10 months, I think she was having two breastfeeds, she was drinking out of a cup and getting a lot of nutrition from her food. She self-weaned at 11 months, just lost interest. Just seemed to happen naturally.