Bottle feeding

Rachel - posted on 01/03/2009 ( 2 moms have responded )

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My daughter is now 3 months and has been brest fed or by my nanny with expressed milk, but has suddenly started to wake up every 2 hours or so for milk. We have been advised to try to introduce a formula feed at 10pm to help her sleep better at nite, but she wont take the formula! Does anyone have any tips as to how to get her to take it .. I don't want to put her off bottle feeding full stop as I am working and need her to feed from the nanny. Plus I really need a good nights sleep

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Kerry - posted on 01/03/2009

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She could be feeding more because she is growing so you may have to just feed her until your supply can keep up with her demand.

Tricia - posted on 01/03/2009

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Try mixing a little premixed formula in with the breastmilk and slowly increase the amount of formula until you've got all formula. You might also try other brands/types of formula... maybe she didn't like the particular one you tried. I used Enfamil with my daughter and she didn't seem to even notice the switch from bm to formula!

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