how to introduce formula

Liz - posted on 09/25/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )

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my milk is starting to dry up and i know nothing about formula is there a certain brand thats good for nursing babies i tried formula once with her and she hated it is there a way to get her to take it shes 9 months and i dont even know where to begin thanks ladies and God bless

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Rachel - posted on 09/26/2009

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unless there is any medical reason if you are feeding enough your milk will not dry up, it may seem that way but that is cause your body is very clever and only produces enough for what your baby needs depending on how much you feed. but if you must all formulas are made to mimic breast milk so they are all very much the same is just that some are made for hungrier babies

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Chelseaszidik - posted on 09/26/2009

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No need to introduce formula. You are most likely just experiencing a drop in production because your infant is not demanding as much milk. Feed her foods that are nutrient dense such as cheese, whole milk yogurt, egg yolk, beans and tofu and she will be fine. Good luck!

Sarah - posted on 09/25/2009

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i just started my 6 month old on 1 bottle formula a day. she hated it the first time i offered it to her and would keep spitting it out.After about half an hour she gave up and started drinking it(i think she realised i wasnt giving her anything else). its now been a week and she would rather the formula now than the breast milk

Cara-Lisa - posted on 09/25/2009

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With my first son, we mixed breast milk with the formula. We used Carnation Good Start(the immune fighting one) because it breaks down like breast milk. We started with about 3/4 breast milk and 1/4 formula. Then 1/2 and 1/2. Then 3/4 formula and 1/4 breast milk. We did this 1 week at a time. It worked perfectly. But he has never been picky. I hope this helps!! Good luck and God Bless!

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