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Breastfeeding to formula/water

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Vic1982 Fri 24-Jun-11 16:11:18

I am about to make the big step of weaning my 6 mo dd from breastfeeding to formula, and water at meal times. I know that to avoid engourgment or infection I need to do this gradually, but how long wud people recommend leaving between changing each feed?

NewYorkBellini Sat 25-Jun-11 08:31:06

bump, I'd like to know this too!

TittyBojangles Sat 25-Jun-11 10:02:47

I THINK you are supposed to drop a bf every week. But of course it will depend on you and your boobs.

TittyBojangles Sat 25-Jun-11 10:04:54

Oh, and meant to add, it might be worth posting this in the bf topic too for some more advice.

RitaMorgan Sat 25-Jun-11 10:12:22

Yes, think it's 3-7 days per feed, but it will depend on your supply. You might find it takes more or less time than that to adjust so you don't feel like you've missed a feed iyswim.

Emandwilliam Sat 25-Jun-11 13:03:44

I dropped a feed every 3 days. Hand expressed a tiny bit just to make myself a little more comfortable then wore a well supportive bra and tight top. Think I was a bit uncomfortable for about a week but then it passed.

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