changing from breast to formula

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  1. trixipaws

    trixipaws Well-Known Member

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    those who have done it, how long does the whole process take?

    days? weeks? or months?!

    and please state in ur answers how old ur babies were- i imagine its easier if the baby is still very young- but mine is 6 months old and has hardly ever been bottle fed.

    thanx in advance
     
  2. trixipaws

    trixipaws Well-Known Member

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    sorry just moving this thread to the top in case anyone can help me who hasnt seen it, coz iv had no replies yet.
     
  3. MissThing

    MissThing Well-Known Member

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    Hi Trixi.

    Sorry, I dont think I can answer, but I think, that you can do it both ways. Slowly, or in one go. Changing from bottle to breast, it is better not to use bottles at all, so I suppose, changing from breast to bottle I think must be the same (less breast, more bottles).
    Also, breatflow bottles might help. You can get them from mothercare.

    :hug: :hug: :hug:
     
  4. Hellokitty

    Hellokitty Well-Known Member

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    I think if you switched to formula completely straight away she might get a bit constipated.

    How many breastfeeds a day does she have now and does she have them at regular times?

    I'd suggest replacing one bf with formula at the same time each day for a weeks, then replace another for a week and so on...

    That should be ok. Bear in mind though that some formula doesn't suit some babies. I don't think that will be such a problem now she's older, but worth thinking about if you have any problems.
     
  5. Urchin

    Urchin Well-Known Member

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    I did it one feed at a time I think. I started with a bottle of formula before bed.
    The next feed I dropped was the mid-morning one I think, then as and when just dropped the others. I carried on with the first morning feed for a while just cos I was too lazy to do down and heat milk :lol: and morning snuggle/feed is so nice.

    I think in all it took me about a month but I could have done it quicker I guess, I was in no rush though.
     
  6. eightball

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    A friend of mine said she dropped a feed every three days, so it didn't take her too long. Does she take a bottle well?
     
  7. Squiglet

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    I kept my night feed for ages... mainly because I was a) lazy b) it was comfort c) tia got formula straight into a beaker.

    I never bothered with bottles... Tia was around 6 months when I changed mostly to formula, because I was at college/uni and it was much easier for her and me while she was at nursery. :D I used those soft beaker spout advent teats.
     
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    trixipaws Well-Known Member

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    thanx everyone!
     
  9. mummykay

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    Jamie was a year old when he was totally weaned off boob then to formula then to cows milk - I liked our feeds in bed and my big porn star boobs so prob why it took so long haha :rotfl:

    if she took formula lastnight at ur mums Id say she is fine to start maybe introducin one formula bottle a day?
     

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