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Have you ever breast feed and gave formula to your child (at the same time)?

Did the doctors say it was okay, or did they just want you to choose one?

 
AbsoluteSelf

Asked by AbsoluteSelf at 12:25 PM on Dec. 5, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Yes I did. Drs said it was ok.
    Shines3

    Answer by Shines3 at 12:26 PM on Dec. 5, 2010

  • sorry, i only used formula
    Tiffani2010

    Answer by Tiffani2010 at 12:28 PM on Dec. 5, 2010

  • yes i did. Doctor was fine with it. by the end of my breastfeeding i wasnt making as much milk as my son seemed to need....so every other feeding was formula
    cakright

    Answer by cakright at 12:28 PM on Dec. 5, 2010

  • Oh I thought you meant literally at the same time because yes I have lol. When I wasn't producing enough milk but still wanted to breastfeed my lactation nurse gave me a feeding tube filled with formula to attach to the nipple cover so it was like I was breastfeeding formula. The point was so my son still wanted the breast and not the bottle until my milk came in.

    But yes it's to use both breastmilk and formula. Lots of people do it.
    jessicarae787

    Answer by jessicarae787 at 12:29 PM on Dec. 5, 2010

  • Yeah, our doctor encouraged it because my son was so big. I just read an article about this... Let me see if I can find it online for you.
    SabrinaMBowen

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 12:29 PM on Dec. 5, 2010

  • Sorry, I can't find it... It was on Parenting.com but now there are like 15 articles and I can't find the one I wanted... There is some other great advice there about this though!
    SabrinaMBowen

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 12:34 PM on Dec. 5, 2010

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