A few freinds in the UK introduced a formula feed for the last feed of the day (10pm or so) whilst still breastfeeding for the rest of the day. They said their babies would usually sleep for longer periods and often make it through to early morning. They said it didn't effect their milk supply as the body simply adjusted to one less feed in the middle of the night. My baby is 10 weeks old and I've introduced him to the bottle 5-6 times (when going out) usually with expressed milk and once with formula, which he took to very well. I have troubles expressing milk and it takes many, many attempts to get enough for a full feed. Also I'd like to wean him at about 6 months as I'm going back to work and thought keeping one feed a day on the bottle would also keep him interested in the bottle, as I've heard they can go "off" it.
Has anyone tried a formula feed once a day and can they share their experiences.
Thanks for your help.