Jaz - posted on 03/03/2016 ( 2 moms have responded )
I am new to this community and would like some of your input or past experience tips. I am a working mother. My little girl is currently 6.5 months. I used to pump anywhere between 8- 10 oz every 3 hours, but recently due to my work hours I am only pumping out 5 oz 3 times a day. I am guessing this is normal or maybe not, mute topic at this point. I will be leaving out of country in 2 weeks and need to make sure I get my daughter is on a formula since it seems that I am not able to pump enough to put in reserve (freezer).
**Side notes- I have changed the breastshield from 24" to 27" which seemed to help. I have since changed it from 27 inches to 30 inches XL which helped a bit too, but now I am at 5 oz per pump session. I drink plenty of water and eat. I do have supplemental drops MORE MILK PLUS, but doesn't seem to help. It sometimes feels like I still have millk in my breast. I am using a Pump In Style Medela Pump-- open for advice.**
We received a sample of Gerber Good Start and I tried to see if she would accept it while I was on my last business trip in February, but it seems she is only willing to consume 2 oz and then stops and denies the bottle(formula was not expired or previously opened). Luckily, I had breastmilk in the freezer for her consumption if she didn't take onto the formula. This has happen 6 times during that trip.
I am wondering is there a process to transitioning my baby girl to formula? Is there a formula that is easier to transition to? My nanny made the comment that the Gerber formula didn't have a pleasing smell and the taste was not pleasant either. I actually tasted both my milk and the Gerber and I would have to agree the tastes are not comparable.