Bub is 1.5 week old and I also have DS 4 and DD 2.
I have breastfed my toddlers till they are 1.
But this time round I am thinking about formula feeds. My milk came in later than the previous times and while waiting for it to come in I was topping up with formula and bubby is so settled with formula because it's thicker and it keeps him fuller for longer which gives me a break and time to deal with the toddlers. Also he sleeps better at night which means everyone gets some sleep.
Now my milk is in (I can pump a good 100ml and more), I have tried feeding him just breast and he wants feeds every 1.5-2 hours and would stay on the boobs for a good 30min or so and would cry after I pull him off and still show signs of hunger and he would refuse a bottle top up. Yesterday the whole day and the night before he's been very unsettled and wouldn't sleep for more than 30 min at a time and the kids were also awake all night crying and it was extremely stressful.
So last night I stopped giving him breast and just formula and he was SO much better and everyone had a good sleep.
I really just want to ditch the boob and go with formula, but I feel so selfish for wanting to do that because I don't want to deal with screaming babies.
Feeling selfish and not sure what to do