Think im done xxx

Discussion in 'Breastfeeding' started by Brockie, Apr 21, 2009.

  1. Brockie

    Brockie Well-Known Member

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    well i have fought with Fred for a week now with him latching on/off crying/laughing and i think im going to start him on bottles all the time.

    the only feed we don't fight over is morning so will see if i can keep that one going. if i spend an hour laying down, getting into different positions etc then he has a feed but i just don't have that time anymore! my OH is still in hospital and will be in plaster on crutches for the next 12 weeks! so i have a busy time ahead with bubba and a man to look after, im sad as not sure why things have changed, tho like i have said in previous posts this last week he has had 2 bottles a day, 1 EBM and 1 formula and he takes them so well, i know im prob giving in to him as its easier for him but i have to be practical too now xx

    so what will happen to my milk supply, what do i need to do? would still like to do our morning feed, will this work? just have the emotional guilt to deal with now :hissy: xx
     
  2. thelilbump

    thelilbump ♥ mummy to a princess ♥

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  3. Whisper

    Whisper Mummy to DD & DS

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    :hugs: you have done amazingly well.

    If you still want to continue with that 1 feed per day then you can your supply won't diminish overnight. I have just recently switched Amelia pretty much completely over to Formula as i am going back to work in a couple of weeks. I still feed her myself in the morning though and my supply is just fine.

    To be honest as much as i have loved b/fing and if i didn't have to go back to work i probably would still continue, BUT it is so nice having the freedom to not worry so much about being the only person that can feed her.

    You have given him a brilliant start and having an unstressed mummy looking after him is a whole lot better than a stressed mummy.

    The best way to switch is to do 1 feed per day but you already give a couple of bottles so it should be a bit easier for you. What you don't want to do is stop cold turkey because you will become engorged and it will be painful.

    xx
     
  4. Mervs Mum

    Mervs Mum Doula & Mum of 3!

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    You've done a grand job honey!!

    If you want to avoid engorgment you can just ease off a feed at a time over a week or so. You can definately keep your morning feed too. When I go back to work properly in Sept, I'm gonna keep morning and bedtime feeds. :D

    Well done you!! xx
     
  5. Brockie

    Brockie Well-Known Member

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    you girls are lovely thanks for your support! i have loved feeding Fred and so glad i persevered past those first couple of weeks xxx:hug:
     

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