Help - want to give one bottle of formula

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  1. Halle71

    Halle71 Pregnant with number 2!

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    Hi ladies

    I wonder if anyone can offer any advice...

    I've been exclusively breastfeeding Matilda and now she is six months I have started weaning and would like to be able to give her one bottle of formula a night. I want to carry on BF for a few months but I've not been out since she was born and we are going to NZ in 6 weeks so I would like a bit of flexibility.

    But.
    She won't take a bottle. We've also tried a sucky cup but no luck.
    I did express a bit at the start but we moved when she was 10 weeks old so I lost momentum and gave up and now I can't express either.

    Has anybody managed to introduce formula this late and how did you do it?

    Thanks

    Hx

    (also posting this in babyclub)
     
  2. Sherileigh

    Sherileigh Well-Known Member

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    Can i just ask why you can't express? Sorry to be nosey, I'm just having trouble myself now and I'm an exclusive pumper and I've never heard of this before.
     
  3. Lu28

    Lu28 Aisling's mammy

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    I found at this point I couldn't express much either, certainly not enough for it to be worth the time involved. I was told it has something to do with supply regulating, for some women it also means that we don't get alot from pumping anymore.

    Could you try an open beaker like a doidy cup? Does she take any water from a beaker?
     
  4. Kitten

    Kitten Mummy to Theakston & Nyah

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    I honestly can't imagine being able to get any milk for him if I pumped these days either.
     
  5. Halle71

    Halle71 Pregnant with number 2!

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    I just can't seem to get any out.
    I think that now she is 6 months old my supplies have stabilised.
    I have read though that even though it gets harder to express this doesn't mean your baby can't get milk. I guess they are just very good at getting it out by then.
     

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