Ruth - posted on 07/06/2010 ( 3 moms have responded )
My son is almost almost 4 months. Up until now I have been breastfeeding only, but sometimes I find it difficult to pump enough for when I want to go out alone. He nurses every 2 hours during the day, and sleeps 6-7 hours at night, nurses and then goes back to sleep for another 2-3 hours. I have been pumping from the breast he does not nurse from after the 6-7 hour stretch and that was working, but it's hard to do on a consistent basis. I am thinking about supplementing with formula, just in the evening once in awhile if I want to go out, but I am afraid that he will not like it, my milk supply will plummet or he will not want to breastfeed anymore. Does anyone have experience with only offering formula once in awhile in the evening (just one feed), and how did it turn out for you? Also, any feedback about breastfeeding with a combination of supplementing with formula would be helpful.