We lasted to 2.5 years despite a traumatic birth, him jaundice and lethargic, bleeding nipples and him wanting to feed allllll the time.
I think breast feeding is 'easier' (I would - i think ive forgotten what its like to not be either breast feeding or pregnant) for all the reasons with buying stuff mixing it etc but also when you bottle feed you hold the baby in one arm and the bottle in the other - how do you Facebook on your smart phone while bottle feeding!!!! that right there should be the fore front of the 'breast is best' campaign.
Also, breast fed babies can start feeding more frequently from time to time and can become Unsatisfied with the volume of milk and get frustrated and grizzly, because milk works on supply and demand and their bellies grow so fast early on, so the amount of milk that filled them last week no longer satisfies them, so they feed frequently until your breasts get the 'message' to increase supply (couple of days)
Depends on the weather too. When it's hot your baby would feed more frequently because their thirsty than when it's cold. Also the consistency of the milk changes when it's hot and cold. On growth spurt days they'd feed more frequently too so as to build supply.
I too am going to give it 100% to try and BF this time. I know it still may not work but I feel I know more with this being my second.. hahaha.. I think I am kidding myself LOL. But with saying that I had a SHOCKING experience with BF last time and formula was a godsend for my tiny IUGR baby. So if I can BF then great and if not then OH WELL
and yeah, Gothchick i agree with ur above comment. My son would drink till he was full and if the bottle was half empty when he was full he would just stop?
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