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MrsMoorcroft Sun 20-Jan-13 09:27:02

Hi all. I am after some help. I have been accepted into university to do a nursing degree, but it is much sooner than I was expecting-I will be starting in march instead of September! LO will be around 4.5 months then and at the minute she is breastfed. I need to get her onto formula within 2 months and I need some advice on how. It's all very quick but if I don't take the offer now, I'll never go! LO had expressed breast milk when she was tiny as I struggled to bf but since then whenever offered a bottle of ebm she isn't a fan-plays with it or refuses it. I am worried about enforcing bottles and also introducing something other than bm for the first time!!
Please help because my HV is awful and this needs to be done.

JiltedJohnsJulie Sun 20-Jan-13 10:10:04

MM you might want to get this moved to the Breast & Bottle section, you might get a few more replies.

Ill try to help you though, as best I can smile

Have a read of bottle feeding the Breastfed baby and alternative feeding methods.

Think you might be best ringing one of the Bfing helplines, have you got the numbers? She will help you come up with a plan to reduce or stop bfing in time and reduce your risk of mastitis.

She will also be able to talk to you about making up bottles of formula.

Will you be working shifts straightaway? If not have you thought of mix feeding?

JiltedJohnsJulie Sun 20-Jan-13 10:11:09

And congratulations on your Lo and your course thanks

MrsMoorcroft Sun 20-Jan-13 19:55:08

Thank you very much for your help! :-) didn't realise I'd posted it in the wrong place!! No shifts straight away, just the classroom learning. I'll give them a call, thanks!!

JiltedJohnsJulie Tue 22-Jan-13 18:15:41

Well its nit really a right and wrong place, its just you may get more replies in the other section smile. Did you give the helpline a call? What did they say?

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