my 7-month old is breastfed and has never had any formula. This weekend I have to go out of town and do not have enough stored milk to last for the entire time I'm gone so my husband is going to have to give her formula. We have samples the hospital gave us - one is Gerber Good Start, the other is Similac. I'm nervous b/c the last thing I want is for her to get sick because it's new and unfamiliar. Am I being paranoid? Which formula is better? My oldest was breastfed until she was one and never had formula either, so this is all new territory to me. Advice is greatly appreciated!!
*Update - thank you ladies for your responses, but I'm still confused as to what is best....mix w/ breastmilk or do NOT mix? Anyone else have experience with this? Thanks again. Just want what is best for my little one.
Answer by Hesmynavyman at 12:11 AM on Mar. 11, 2011
Answer by specialwingz at 11:01 PM on Mar. 10, 2011
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Answer by specialwingz at 11:16 PM on Mar. 10, 2011
You have to be careful about giving formula. It is not the same as breast milk and can upset babies tummy. Before you go out of town, have hubby mix it with some breast milk and give it to her. Try it a few times a day. This way she will be used to by the time you leave and you will know if it will have any ill affect on her. Also, if you have time, try getting in a couple of extra pumping sessions. Good luck.
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