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Can you mix formular and breast milk together?

Posted by on Feb. 18, 2013 at 11:06 AM
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Hi I'm currently breast feeding but my little boy just eats and eats until I'm dry!! I was thinking of giving him formular during the day and breast at night? Is that possible to us both types of milk?
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SadieJames
by on Feb. 18, 2013 at 11:12 AM
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Possible? Yes.  Recommended? No.  You will most likely lose your supply.

How are diapers?  Remember they act horrible and fussy to keep,your supply up!  Plus, you are never "dry".  You are constantly making milk.

Mrs.Brugger
by on Feb. 18, 2013 at 11:19 AM

if he's still hungry just keep putting baby back to breast! =]  it will tell your body it needs to make more. if you use formula all day long, your body will tell itself it doesnt need to make milk since it's not being used and then you'll lose everything.

RunningMommaof2
by on Feb. 18, 2013 at 11:21 AM

Yes, you can... but I don't recommend doing that because your milk supply is going to decrease dramatically. Been there, done that.   

Rhodin
by Bronze Member on Feb. 18, 2013 at 11:22 AM

How old?  Keep in mind that from a few days old to about a month and a half, they hit back-to-back growth spurts and will basically live on your boob, no matter what.  However, once you make it out the other side, BFing becomes the easiest part of watching your baby.  Hang in there.

CatherineA670
by on Feb. 18, 2013 at 12:52 PM
He's 11 weeks old.


Quoting Rhodin:

How old?  Keep in mind that from a few days old to about a month and a half, they hit back-to-back growth spurts and will basically live on your boob, no matter what.  However, once you make it out the other side, BFing becomes the easiest part of watching your baby.  Hang in there.


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CatherineA670
by on Feb. 18, 2013 at 12:52 PM
Thanks everyone will stick to breast x
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Mom2Just1
by Silver Member on Feb. 18, 2013 at 1:17 PM
Prime time for the 3 month growth spurt. (:


Quoting CatherineA670:

He's 11 weeks old.




Quoting Rhodin:

How old?  Keep in mind that from a few days old to about a month and a half, they hit back-to-back growth spurts and will basically live on your boob, no matter what.  However, once you make it out the other side, BFing becomes the easiest part of watching your baby.  Hang in there.



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tabi_cat1023
by Group Mod - Tabitha on Feb. 18, 2013 at 2:15 PM
I highly recommend only breastfeeding.

I do feel the need to say if you want or feel the need to use it research the risks and side effects. Google risks of formula...without the r at the end
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aimhawk
by on Feb. 18, 2013 at 2:45 PM

Growth spurt! Put him to booby for as long as he wants, then burp and offer him the other side.

catholicmamamia
by on Feb. 18, 2013 at 5:07 PM

That's good! More information on growth spurts can be found HERE. 

Quoting CatherineA670: Thanks everyone will stick to breast x

 


                
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