combi feeding question

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  1. justkitty

    justkitty First Time Mum

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    I husband has managed to get 4 weeks off work which is amazing as I can establish breastfeeding and he can sort out our 19m old. Having latch challenges have meant I've nearly quit due to pain every day. But day 6 & I keep going.

    Anyway my dd takes an hour or so per feed plus cluster feeds in the evening. As dh is usually home after ds has gone to bed I am beginning to wonder how I can meet ds' s needs as well as feeding my dd.

    I am considering combi feeding with bf in the morning, evening & night. Pumping during ds nap time and then ff/expressed milk
     
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    justkitty First Time Mum

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    In the day.

    What do you do?
    I'd rather bf at night tgan day as to keep up supply and ff is quicker so can meet ds' needs quicker.
     
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    cat lover Mummy to 2 girls

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    I used to give a bottle of formula around 11am so I could take dd1 out and not be bfing the whole time, and in the evening so I could get dd1 ready for bed. Your supply will dip if you drop feeds but if that's OK with you then go for it. You CAN combi feed long term, I still am at 11 months xx
     
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    justkitty First Time Mum

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    As long as my supply is good enough for the rest of the time then I don't mind. I just need to get a balance that works
     

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