I fed my baby with formula and breast milk together since he was born. He has VSD so it was not really possible to breastfeeding, so I pumped and then started to use formula (50% formula-50% milk). Now he is gonna have a surgery and become a normal baby, so I really have chance to breastfeeding, but he use to eat from bottle! What to do??? BTW he can suckle on them at night lol.Answer Question
First Off, I want to commend you for wanting to Breastfeed. My Daughter was also born with a hole in her heart. Her's was an ASD but it is basically the same thing. Breastfeeding is so much healthier for them and when you have a child who already has health issues that is important. You just need to start weaning him from the bottle and replacing it with your breast. It will take some time. Start by replacing one feeding a day to breast and then another feeding until you get him switched. Here is a link that may help you http://www.iloveindia.com/parenting/breast-feeding/bottlefeeding-to-breastfeeding.html KUDOS TO YOU MAMA! Do not give up. Keep going. This is a great choice that you are making for your baby.
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Many moms are successful with RELACTATION! Please join us in the BREASTFEEDING MOMS group, we can help you! Also, beware misinformation like.... "you know that the antibodies in breast milk only protect your baby for the first 6 months, so theres no point. you'd be doing it for yourself, not him. you'd be better of starting him on solid foods." ....advice like this is inaccurate and harmful. The fact that you are even considering relactation is wonderful.. good for you!
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