So occasionally we give DS formula, mostly if we're having a rough night or if I need a break.
DS is almost 4 months old and wakes every 2 hours for feeds, and is currently going through a growth spurt so is up every hour... Sometimes it gets a bit much for me, and my DF will take DS for a couple of hours and give him formula (without checking with me btw) to let me get some rest every now and then.
I try expressing but can only get about 30mls at a time, I started taking blessed thistle and fenugreek supplements and now I manage to get maybe 50mls, but is still not enough for a feed.
I find it hard to find the time to constantly express, especially for such small amounts!
My question is, am I undoing all the benefits of breastfeeding by giving an occasional bottle? Sometimes it might be 2 bottles one week, then nothing but bf for 3 weeks, then half a bottle etc etc
Also, does anyone have any tips on getting more out of expressing? I'd love to give breast milk only, I feel so guilty when he gets given formula.