Breastfeeding, bottlefeeding and cows milk

Susi - posted on 04/04/2013 ( 2 moms have responded )

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I currently have a 10 month old baby who is currently breastfeeding. I am due to go back to work very soon but don't know what to do? I plan to continue breastfeeding when I get home from work but what am I supposed to do while I am at work. I don't want to go down the route of expressing coz its just not practical considering I will be working 9 hours a day three days a week. I have never given him formula before so in a way I am worried he wont like it or not agree with him. I used Aptamil on my first child coz she breastfed for 6 months but it made her really sick all the time. So then i switched to the yellow sma and that was grand. But I dont know whether to give my son the yellow or the red sma as I don't know what's the difference really. Could I go without giving him formula coz in a way I would prefer that as it would save me a fortune. I have even thought of giving him cows milk as he is so close to being 11 months. I would really appreciate some advise :-)

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Susi - posted on 04/06/2013

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Its not that i dont want to express. I have a double breast pump and it hurts after you use it and believe me i have tried quite a few pumps and that has been the best of the lot. Also my work does not have any private places that I can use the breast pump anyway other than a disabled toilet which I am sorry but its just not sanitary. I plan to continue breastfeeding but its just for those three days when I am not going to be there. I have researched cows milk and that is definitely going to be a nono until my baby turns one. So I am nervous to use formula as I really don't know which is best.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 04/04/2013

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That makes no sense that you want to continue bfing, but are not wanting to express. The 3 days you are going to work, even the amount of hours in a day are totally reasonable to be able to pump while you are there. I had to do the same thing with my first.

Whatever you are going to do, start the transition soon to bottle to ensure your child will take it. The older they are, the more difficult it becomes.

I have never heard of the products you are considering using, so I really have no opinion on those.

He is to young still for cows milk.

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