Dana - posted on 02/03/2010 ( 3 moms have responded )
My son is 8 months old, and we are starting to get to the point where he is just not interested in his breastfeeds during the day anymore, especially when we're out. Sometimes I feel like I'm forcing it on him. He does still have nightfeeds and loves his early morning and evening feed, as do I.
He will also start daycare in 2 months time, and will have formula there, as I find it impractical to express.
I really want to breastfeed at least part time for as long as I possibly can and as long as my son is interested, but I'm worried that I will lose my milk completely if I start switching him to formula during the day and only breastfeed at night. We will not switch to a bottle as he never took to it and I feel he is too old to start now, so he will have his formula from a straw cup.
Has anyone else breastfed at night and formula fed during the day? Were you successful in maintaining milk supply? And for how long? Did your baby keep his/her interest in breastfeeding at all?
I know everyone is different, but I'm just interested to find out what to expect.