You poor thing, you sound so stressed out.
Dont worry about the formula making Ivy constipated, 1 feed of formula in a 24hr period is not going to make her constipated, it will help your sanity though, your DH sounds lovely supporting you like that, he has the right idea, mix feeding will help you get through this patch, its important you get your rest, not only for your milk supply but for your infection to heal properly. Remember to take care of yourself, and let your DH look after you aswell X
I'm mix feeding Myles and its great for us, I express twice in a 24 hour period and get between 200-250ml each time so enough for about 4 feeds of EBM, the rest he gets formula, we haven't had a problem with constipation, or anything else. But if we do we'll change formula, there are so many out there so just need to find what suits him, we started on Karicare with no issues, but are trying S26, so far so good with that aswell.
Take care of yourself, and think of the formula feeding as binding time for bub & Dad XX
mrs simmo (02-04-2013)
Sl I still think your a super mum being so positive with the amount of sleep you run on.
Nic I don't know to much about formula either but wouldn't think 1 a day would effect much. It had been mentioned in previous posts about brown sugar in water for constipation ( sorry cant recall who said it).
I really Beaty self up some times about the whole bf / formula thing as my plan was to bf and I do feel people judge but I had no milk at all she had colostrum at birth and that's it.
The only advantage on formula is longer sleep
My DH works away & fly's out tomorrow... Feeling very nervous about being on my own! I'm sure we'll be fine once we get into the swing of things... Eeeeekkkkk!
I don't know how you ladies who's partners work away from home do it! It would be so hard with or without a baby!
Ladies does anyone have any advice on stopping milk supply? We are about 50/50 at the moment with formula and breast feeding as I'm only using EBM but my supply has dropped off so am considering switching completely to formula, I just don't know how to stop my milk!
I really do have so much respect for those of you who are persevering with breast feeding, it's so much harder than I ever imagined.
I stopped due to low supply. It was always an issue. I expressed every 2nd time she had a bottle on the first day, but only really the let down part. Then reduced the amount I was expressing each day. In my circumstance, I had no issues with lumps or mastitis.
I second guessed my decision all the time but my baby is healthy and happy and that's all that matters!
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