Breast to formula

Anjelica - posted on 12/08/2015 ( 6 moms have responded )

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should i give my breastfed baby powder or liquid formula? My two older daughters we both formula fed (I got really lucky this time round) I gave them both similac advanced formula. I have tried giving my baby the powdered version but she didn't seem to like it. Should I try the liquid kind? She is 10 1/2 months old. The reason I ask is I am sleep deprived and stressed, I am not able to function safely. I plan on breastfeeding for another month but if I can get her on a bottle it would be so helpful. Also any ideas on what kind of bottle to try her on? As she's never used one?

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Dove - posted on 12/08/2015

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No one said don't give her formula... go ahead and do that if you want, but there is no need to introduce a bottle and there is no significant difference between using powdered or liquid formula. It just seems rather silly to introduce a bottle and formula to a kid you only plan on breastfeeding for another month anyway... but it's your kid, so do whatever you want.

You asked about type of formula (answered... any) and type of bottle (answered... use a cup), so what else are you looking for. Just because we don't necessarily agree w/ your choice doesn't mean we didn't answer the questions.

Anjelica - posted on 12/08/2015

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Just like breastmilk, you can give formula to a child up till they are 1 1/2 -2years. Also it feels like you are a breast is best kind of person and you're not helping you are just stating your opinion. (Not trying to be mean).

Sarah - posted on 12/08/2015

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Try stage 2 formula, warm in a cup. But I agree with Dove, in a month you can start whole milk and to introduce a bottle now, when she is ready for a cup is a waste of time and money. You may feel more rested after a few nights and want to nurse on occasion for comfort and that will help her transition.

Dove - posted on 12/08/2015

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Well... starting a 10 month old on a bottle is just silly since you would then have to wean her off of it in another month or two anyway.

The type of formula you use shouldn't make a difference though.

Anjelica - posted on 12/08/2015

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Yes it will. Since my husband will be able to feed her while I sleep. I was always rested and energized with my other girls, because my husband was able to help with feedings, he also felt like he was being a better partner cause he was sharing the responsibility. Not to mention th bond he now has with our girls.

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