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    DS is almost 9 months and has been bf all that time. He is going into daycare 2 days a week soon and I don't have a safe place to pump or store breastmilk at work (I'm in labs all day).

    I am considering using formula for day feeds on the days he is at daycare - probably start with 2x bottles. Will this affect my supply though? I would still be giving him 2-3 bf per day before and after daycare/night time.

    My supply has always been excellent and he will be breastfed for all other feeds the rest of the time so I'm just wondering if this will affect my supply at all?

    I also don't know which formula to use. Is it possible to buy small tins to try before committing to a large tin that he may not drink? He's never had it before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pearlygirl View Post
    DS is almost 9 months and has been bf all that time. He is going into daycare 2 days a week soon and I don't have a safe place to pump or store breastmilk at work (I'm in labs all day).

    I am considering using formula for day feeds on the days he is at daycare - probably start with 2x bottles. Will this affect my supply though? I would still be giving him 2-3 bf per day before and after daycare/night time.

    My supply has always been excellent and he will be breastfed for all other feeds the rest of the time so I'm just wondering if this will affect my supply at all?

    I also don't know which formula to use. Is it possible to buy small tins to try before committing to a large tin that he may not drink? He's never had it before.

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    You can definitely only feed when you are with Bub and use formula otherwise. As you have a good supply it shouldn't matter. First tho check with your HR. When I tutored at uni they had to accommodate my lactating self by providing me a clean room to express and I stored the milk in the lunch room fridge in a cooler bag.

    Additionally you can get sachets of formula to see which one your Bub takes to. From memory bellamys is popular with most by babies.

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    I did this and it worked out great. DS was in care two days so I gave formula those two days and bf every other feed. Just make sure you get your little one used to the taste of formula before you go, it took my DS ages to take formula. Good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rose&Aurelia View Post
    You can definitely only feed when you are with Bub and use formula otherwise. As you have a good supply it shouldn't matter. First tho check with your HR. When I tutored at uni they had to accommodate my lactating self by providing me a clean room to express and I stored the milk in the lunch room fridge in a cooler bag.

    Additionally you can get sachets of formula to see which one your Bub takes to. From memory bellamys is popular with most by babies.

    Thanks R&A - I know that uni needs to provide me with somewhere to pump, but my office is in a lab, and I actually have nowhere safe/clean (safe enough to satisfy me anyway) to store the pump so I know it's clean etc. Also it could easily take 1-2 hours out of my day pumping 2 sessions which I'd rather not do. Because I use my pump at home too I'm not super keen on taking it into that environment. I'm a bit paranoid because of all the yuck things that go in and out of my lab.

    Quote Originally Posted by moosey View Post
    I did this and it worked out great. DS was in care two days so I gave formula those two days and bf every other feed. Just make sure you get your little one used to the taste of formula before you go, it took my DS ages to take formula. Good luck.
    Oh no I hope I haven't left it too late!! He starts in 3 weeks and I haven't thought about that. Which formula did you use? Will go get some to try tomorrow and see how he goes :/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rose&Aurelia View Post
    You can definitely only feed when you are with Bub and use formula otherwise. As you have a good supply it shouldn't matter. First tho check with your HR. When I tutored at uni they had to accommodate my lactating self by providing me a clean room to express and I stored the milk in the lunch room fridge in a cooler bag.

    Additionally you can get sachets of formula to see which one your Bub takes to. From memory bellamys is popular with most by babies.
    The only sachets I found were s26. I looked everywhere for different brands.

    When I mix fed I used karicare aptimal gold +ha but it ended up upsetting her tummy. We now use s26 comfort.

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    May I ask why your daycare won't allow you to take the breastmilk to the daycare centre? Is your centre close to work. I'm not sure what country/city your situated, I'm currently studying my diploma in childcare. From what we've learnt there are centre policies regarding breast fed babies. The mother may bring stored milk in bottles or even are allowed to come to the centre to feed if the centre is on the working site. Breast milk can be frozen and thawed on the day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by allykat111 View Post
    May I ask why your daycare won't allow you to take the breastmilk to the daycare centre? Is your centre close to work. I'm not sure what country/city your situated, I'm currently studying my diploma in childcare. From what we've learnt there are centre policies regarding breast fed babies. The mother may bring stored milk in bottles or even are allowed to come to the centre to feed if the centre is on the working site. Breast milk can be frozen and thawed on the day.
    It's not a daycare issue. The OP doesn't have anywhere to pump at work so there isn't any breastmilk to take to childcare.

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    Goats milk formula is meant to be very similar to breast milk and gentle on tummys. But very expensive!! $32 a tin roughly. Not so bad if you're only doing a couple of feeds a day.

    My suggestion for trying formula is start with the cheapest one first and see how it goes! I heard the Aldi one is good. I used Heinz Nurture with both girls which is apparently the same as the aldi one, till I needed to swap to the goats milk one.

    I work in a lab too and there's a room rest aside in the main offices as a maternity room, with a fridge and a couch. Not sure if your uni has anything similar but it can't hurt to ask.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amyd View Post
    It's not a daycare issue. The OP doesn't have anywhere to pump at work so there isn't any breastmilk to take to childcare.
    I haven't used a pump before but have some friends who do and they just pump at home the night before or morning of and take it to care.


 

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