April - posted on 12/23/2009 ( 11 moms have responded )
I am a working, breast feeding mother of a 4 1/2 month old. She takes a bottle of expressed breastmilk at daycare for the sitter twice a day while I am able to pump at work. We are planning a vacation next summer and aren't planning on taking the kids (anniversary) and would like to get her weaned to formula by then. I realize this is a ways off, but I also know we have a long process in front of us, so we are starting to introduce formula now. The thing is....she absolutely refuses it all together! She knows the difference in the bottles, and will get mad and fuss at the formula bottle. I just need some tips from any moms who may have been through this. Any ideas on what formula to use? How long should we really expect this to take? I wasn't able to pump with my first child, so she was on formula very early on, and we never experienced this with her! Help!