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Switching to formula - night wakings got ridiculous. Help.

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m33r Fri 09-Feb-18 07:32:11

My LB is 6 months and for the last couple of weeks i’ve been trying to switch to formula. He’s on dairy free which is vile and hadn’t taken a bottle of expressed but I have still had some success in the last two days most notably 4oz before bed from a bottle the last two nights. He was with his dad ysyetday morning while I worked and didn’t take milk but also didn’t look for it - I was back at 1.30pm.

I thought we were doing so well but then last night he was up every twenty minutes. I use BF settle him and we bedshare (reluctantly).

My questions are: is he up more to try and keep my supply up? Should I take breast away at night - I was hoping to keep it going for convenience overnight. Also wondered people’s Thoughts on taking this opportunity to get him in his own bed - but don’t want to traumatise him with two much at once??

We have started weaning and he is in two ice cubes of puréed veg a day which he enjoys.

TittyGolightly Fri 09-Feb-18 07:33:07

Google “reverse cycling”.

m33r Fri 09-Feb-18 09:28:49

Thanks titty that makes sense. Will be a long few days!!

CarrotPuff Fri 09-Feb-18 12:41:09

You've done so well bfing for 6 months, why do you want to switch now?

m33r Fri 09-Feb-18 21:34:33

I’m back at work a few days here and there and have a two year old as well as poor supply so expressing is not really realistic for the amount of time i’ll Be away.

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