The ABA can help you with weaning advice. Does your hospital have a lactation consultant? They can also help you with a weaning plan.
It is better for you if you can talk to someone and get advice specific to you, just so you can avoid any issues of mastitis or blocked ducts, which are not nice, especially if you are struggling a bit.
If you need to expres in the early days, it is easier to do it by hand anyway. The shower was the best place for me, but did mean that i couldn't use the milk for baby.
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Hi RS I had to switch my 3 week suddenly as my supply dried up. DS seemed to love formula as much as BM so that was not the issue the only problem was it did cause a bit of constipation which was difficult so may be something to consider.
What I would have done is for 2 days give all feeds but 1 Formula then after 2 days have 2 feeds formula etc. just gives their little bowels time to adjust.
That being said if you are really eager - my DS got through it with no intervention. I had a little vibrating chair and found if he was struggling put him in that and bout 20 mins later it was done. Just some thoughts.
I couldn't BF either and I found it to traumatic for bub and I when he would take the bottle just fine. I expressed for almost 4 weeks when my supply suddenly dried up. I was so upset then but to this day I think it was the best choice. I am pregnant again and don't think I am going to try BF. I will express for as long as I can again then FF.
Best of luck
Thanks everyone for their advice. Much appreciated
hope you have some in real life support too.
Last edited by Bubbles10; 28-01-2013 at 13:36.
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