Your choice is your business, and even 2 months of breastfeeding is better than none. If I were weaning early,I would just get her used to taking a bottle early... like offer one bottle a day from age 2-3 weeks on. Most likely your baby will handle both breast and bottle just fine. The easiest, least painful way to wean is to cut out one feeding at a time and replace it with a bottle (and not to pump then, since you're weaning your body from making as much milk, as well). I'm not sure when to start this process... maybe a few weeks before going back, dropping a feeding every few days. If I were in your situation (again this is me), I would keep him on the breast at night and when you are around, even if you want to do formula rather than pumping while you work. Pulling out the breast is much more convenient than making a bottle in the wee hours, and baby will continue to get your immunities... Good luck!
at 4:12 PM on Jun. 17, 2009