I think I want to stop BF?

Discussion in 'Breastfeeding' started by Serene123, Oct 17, 2008.

  1. Serene123

    Serene123 Guest

    I just feel like after 4 and a half months, I've done what I never even intended to do and I have done so well at it, but I don't want to anymore. I want to have set bottle times. I want her to sleep through the night. I want to not feel akward every time I have to feed her when I'm out or at someones house.

    So, how do you stop? She has 4 bottles now so she will take them. How much formula should a 4-5m old be having?
     
  2. Sarah88

    Sarah88 Full time working mummy

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    Could u not express and give her bottles of that when ur out an at night? Thats what I do...
     
  3. Jasmine used to have 6oz and would have 5-6 bottles a day.
     
  4. 1st_baby

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    Thats how I felt with max after 4 months I stopped but he weaned himself off ..he didnt take the breast for 3 days so I figured he is done and now hes fine.. what ever you choose we'll stick by you :)
     
  5. Tezzy

    Tezzy Mum of 2 TTCAL

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    ive spoke to you on msn but just wanted to give you huge hugs

    :hugs::hugs::hugs:

    youve done extremely well hunni.
     
  6. Heather.78

    Heather.78 Well-Known Member

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    well done hunnie Im only restarting my journey through bf, but my formula packet has suggested amountsfor different ages :hugs:
     
  7. oOKayOo

    oOKayOo Well-Known Member

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    Well like you have said you have done well considering you werent intending to breastfeed at the start.
    It should say on the tin how much she should be having :)
     
  8. Serene123

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    :blush: I can't do it! :rofl:

    I'm addicted
     
  9. lynz

    lynz mum of 2 princesses

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    I have had enough of breastfeeding too and like you i intended to bottle feed from the start.
    Now she is on formula (aptamil) and i express twice a day and she has one bottle of breast milk before bed.
    Gradually i will start to give her formula before bed but im happy at the min that she is at least having some breast milk during the day.
    She takes 4 bottles a day 3 formula 1 breastmilk each close to 9oz.
     
  10. Serene123

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    It's not her getting breastmilk that I'm stuck on, it's being close to her.. I just can't break that bond. I understand why people breastfeed 8 year olds now :rofl:
     
  11. 1st_baby

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    so true I hated that max didnt want the boob anymore , I felt like he didnt need me anymore :( but dont worry once you stop for a week you start feeling better
     
  12. isil

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    I know you probably don;t want to mix feed and think it causes complications and stuff...but for a couple of weeks I fed Alasdair just once a day in the morning and he had the rest bottle...now I do 3 times boob. If you still want the closeness maybe keep trying to do it for a while or else you might regret giving it up completely?

    Feeding, for me, has been much more complicated than I expected and I get the feeling it has been for you too :hugs:
     
  13. Serene123

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    We do both now fine. More boob than bottle though :dohh:
     
  14. Linzi

    Linzi Prodest mummy ever

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    Seth takes 8oz of hungry baby formula now. No idea how much he takes from me but I dont think its anywhere near as much.

    Youve done really well :)

    xxx
     
  15. sam's mum

    sam's mum mum of two gorgeous boys

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    :rofl: I think I'll be the same! If you don't want to give up completely can you just feed her at night so you can have a routine for bottles during the day and don't need to worry if you go out anywhere? x
     
  16. Sarah88

    Sarah88 Full time working mummy

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    Thats a good idea Sams mum!
     
  17. Sweetie

    Sweetie DD, DS, and a Surprise!!!

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    I know how you feel about that. I was about to give up the boobie Now I have decided that I am going back to strictly BF'ing. Strange I know but I gave it some thought and told OH that I will reconsider at 6 months. For now I decided that I don't want to miss out on that time with her.
     
  18. Serene123

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    Doesn't your milk dry up if you only BF at night?!
     
  19. isil

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    not for me it didn't, Toria (although I do seem to have an abundance of the white stuff...)
     
  20. marley2580

    marley2580 Well-Known Member

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    No, as long as your boobs get emptied at least once a day, you'll continue to produce milk. Many women only feed once or twice a day once their LOs are 18 months or so.
     

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