Annerley and maybe next time you'll be more prepared for breastfeeding and be able to manage a bit longer. You're definitely right about mix feeding ultimately leading to weaning early. All the mothers in my Mother's Group who mix fed ended up stopping breastfeeding before they were ready.
It's because the baby gets used to the faster easier flow of a bottle and the lack of nipple stimulation reduces supply.
One of the things that's helped me breastfeed this long is Bubhub .
Often when I'm on here, I'm lying down feeding DS. But it's a lot quicker than it used to be.
At 12 weeks or so babies become a lot more efficient and feeds become very short, especially during the day. It's not like the early days where they are on the boob all the time.