I know the ideal situation would be to have nothing but breastmilk until my little one is 6 months old, but I am a full time working mom and I told myself I wouldn't make myself sick worrying about pumping enough milk, so I want to have a contingency plan. I am currently pumping between 20 and 24 ounces a day and my son breastfeeds 3 times a day. If I need to supplement would it be better to use formula or cereal. (He is 4 months old). Just looking for opinions on these two options for future planning, I currently have a ton of breastmilk in the freezer, which will go first before I supplement, and I may never need to supplement, but I'm curious which people think is better.
Update: Since everyone pretty much said the same thing, I will try updating here to see if it gets to everyone. I knew I should have put this in the original post, but I was trying not to come off as rude. I am not nursing my son any more while I am home. I get home around 6pm he nurses, I nurse him again at 7:30pm and put him to bed, he wakes up at 6am I nurse him and I leave for work at 7am. There is no other time to nurse, and I am not waking him up just so he can nurse. On weekends I nurse him a lot, anytime he wants, which is often because he comfort nurses and because he takes little snacks. I know the 1 ounce rule and I'm not going to follow it. I may not need to do this, I really am a good producer, but I'm not going to try and teach my 4 month old son to wait for food. The question was if I have to not give only breastmilk which is better, cereal or formula.
Update 2: Thank you to those who answered my question, you gave me a lot to think about and look into. I was just assuming that the next step was cereal and now I will have to consider my options. I wish I could have gotten the assistance with a little less judgment, but I knew going into this post that I was going to get a hard time. I tried to respond to a lot of you, but I don't spend a lot of time here, so the number of posts was hard for me to keep up with, but I want you to know I do appreciate the information.