How can I switch my breastfed baby to formula?

I have a question for all the moms… I am breastfeeding and on maternity leave till the end of April, and how do I change my breastfeeding baby to formula so I could go to work for 8 hours?? I am so worried about my baby cuz he doesn’t like any formula!

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Mix it small amounts at a time until he is off the brest milk

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I heard mixing but I also heard that’s not good lol. Do you pump at all? I kinda just gave my son formula and thankfully he took it like nothing. I still do both.

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Start mixing it with your breast milk. At first use more breast milk over formula. Then gradually increase the formula/Breast milk ratio.

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Is pumping not an option or some you want to do?! If so I’d do that first but if not the baby will get hungry so he’ll use the formula!! I’d start out a wk or two before you go back though

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If you mix breast milk with formula, mix the formula with water per the instructions that come with the formula, then add it to the breastmilk. Never add formula powder to breastmilk without mixing it first as it will become too nutrient rich and will cause problems.

Is pumping an option? Breastfed babies only need about 1 oz per hour that mom is gone, look up pace feeding.

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I was always told give the baby and the bottle to someone else to feed. Babies know what’s good and can smell mama when she’s around.

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Let someone who doesn’t smell like you bottle feed… You can train your body to only produce milk at night.

I breastfed till 18 months then went over to formula during the day and only breastfed at night and during the night. I night fed my son till 4 years old

I did both with my first because I wasn’t producing enough milk. I breastfed and pumped for when I was in public but also mixed about half breast milk and half formula 2 make sure my baby was full.

Work has to allow you to pump every so many hours. Pump as much as you can ( if you wish) and feed that in the bottle, or mix it with the formula. Mixing breast milk with formula is just fine to do. I had to for 8 months ( my son has medical complexities and a feeding tube)

I would slowly introduce the bottle at home for a few feeds a day if you can :] ; that way your baby knows when momma can they can nurse but sometimes its okay to take a bottle also. You could always pump, as mentioned before; as well as gradually mix in formula depending on baby’s tolerance. Sometimes formula doesnt sit as well in babys belly as momma milk and it might take a few different kinds to find one that that well with babys belly.

It is called a bottle… you know with a nipple.
They will take it if hungry.

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Pump and get a supply of breast milk.

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Just pump and freeze. Milk can be stored and usedwhile youre at work. Then theres no fuss from going from breatmilk to formula

Mine took a bottle no problem but he likes to eat so it didn’t matter what it came out of

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pump your milk!!! if u can’t don’t want to at least do it for a little bit and keep mixing more and more formula and less breastmilk until eventually it’s all formula

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Pump. Most jobs can accommodate that. Breast is best.

Feed your baby and dont stress about anything. If the baby is hungry he will eat js make sure its warm lol

:roll_eyes:don’t. Stay home or pump

Is pumping out of the question?

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