I’m going back to work soon and i am wondering whether it’s safe for me to stop breastfeeding because I’m not a fan of pumping and really don’t have a private place to as work. My little one is 6 months old
It’s best when both you and baby are ready, but when every you decide is okay!
Whenever you’re ready. Formula is perfectly fine for babies if breastfeeding doesn’t fit into your lifestyle.
Whenever you’re ready. The WHO recommends breastfeeding until 2 years if you can but you have to do what works for you. There are so many benefits that come with breastfeeding so the longer the better, still your choice though. If you do stop breastfeeding you’ll need to move formula as it still needs to be their main source of nutrition for the first year
If you transition to formula try mixing the two so it’s not so hard on babies tummy
I tried pumping with both of mine. Also not a fan and couldn’t keep up. I went to formula buy 3 months with both of them. Whatever works for you is fine. As long as baby is fed and healthy it doesn’t matter.
The WHO recommends breast milk for the first year at least whether that’s through pumping or breastfeeding
When you are ready. Fed is best.
Whenever you want, is a good time for you to stop!
Formula is safe, I wasmt able to breastfeed at all… my chunky little baby is doing just fine, I’d probably transition tho slowly
You can stop whenever you are ready! Six months is great! At least you did it that long some women won’t even try! You can slowly start introducing formula whenever you want.
Wow to all you people who are making her feel guilty for wanting to stop! Its her choice and screw what who recommends, my kids are just fine and maybe got 12 oz of breastmilk their whole lives… children do survive with formula, it doesn’t harm them in any way!
6 weeks gives them s good start so 6 months is great.
Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) requires employers to provide reasonable break time & place for an employee to express breast milk for her nursing child for up to 1 year after the child’s birth.
Make your decision based YOUR personal needs, but please know your employer HAS to provide you with this.
Whenever you’re ready darling. Don’t you let anybody tell you what’s right/wrong for you and your baby. You do you, lovely
Yes, it is safe.
If you want to, you can combination feed. You can breastfeed when you and baby are together and supplement with formula during times of separation.
If part of your worry is about your job not giving you a proper place to pump, you should know that they have to by law. Nursing women are protected in the workplace. They have to allow you breaks to express milk when your child would normally feed. They also have to give you a clean and private space that is not a bathroom. It has to be free from intrusion and you have to be completely free of work duty. You can request a nursing mothers accommodation through HR, like you would for FMLA or anything else.
You just make whatever decision is best for you. If you’re going to stop nursing 100%, make sure to do it slowly, not cold turkey. You don’t want to end up engorged… that can lead to mastitis and is very painful.
I didn’t breastfeed but what I learned from a speech therapist that at 6 months to start sippy cups straws and open mouth cups to improve speech maybe nows a good time to introduce all that
I am no longer pumping at work (my son is 14 months) but we still breastfeed at home. Just because you don’t want to pump doesn’t mean it has to be all or nothing. There is nothing wrong with breastfeeding when together and giving formula what daycare.
Whenever you want to stop.
Its your baby and your body mama. You can do what you are the most comfortable with as long as your babies are fed they are okay. The fact that you did it for 6 months is amazing. When I went back to work I still breastfed when I was home and pumped only when it hurt so bad at work that I couldn’t take it anymore. I breastfed my oldest that way for a year