I am in some need of advice. DS is 8 months old and is still breastfed. He was exclusively BF until 6 months when we started to "top him up" with formula due to extremely poor sleeping at night. So he was BF and then an extra bit at the end of the day. Didn't help the sleeping one bit.
Currently we have our second bout of Thrush is 2 months and my nipples are in agony. They are cracked and sore and DS is refusing point blank the boob!!! I'm over it. We haven't had the easiest time with the boob thanks to an incompetent (my opinion) MCH telling me my son's illness at 3 months was MY fault due to my supply-pure bull-who likes to eat when they are sick??? He has had asthma, 2 colds and hayfever in his short life. PLus he is a stubborn little creature-we have had Breast refusal at least one day a week since 8 weeks old (sometimes more). Then there is the sleeping issue. He hasn't slept longer than 3 hours in 4 weeks. He hasn't slept through a night in 4 months. I'm exhausted-and at the same time I'm so used to living on 4 hours sleep a night it isn't bothering me!!!
So DH and I have decided (we think!!) to switch to formula during the day and keep the boob for overnight should we need it-hopefully not I'd like some sleep!! Does that seem reasonable?
Also we have been using the S-26 formula because we only use it on the odd occasion and you can get it in the prima containers. DS seems to drink it ok but it seems rather smelly and thick to me. I was wondering if there was a better one to use???
And how many feeds would I do at 8 months? On a good boob day we have 6-8 feeds. Is that too many? I was thinking 5 bottles???
Any advice would be appreciated or people who have done the same thought of thing that I'm planning!
Thanks and Happy New Year!!:celebrate2: