Just wondering if anyone else intended on exclusively breastfeeding but, for whatever circumstances, needed to mix feed?
I've had concerns about my daughter's weight from about 4 months old. She was born at about the 50th percentile then dropped to 15%, then 5% - then we started solids and got her trending along at about 10%. She's now dropped down to the 3rd percentile. Could be because she's active and crawling now but I can't muck around any longer (as she starts daycare in 6 weeks) - I need to try formula to get her to gain weight.
I found myself really emotional about going to mixed feeding. I exclusively breastfed my son until 12 months and assumed I'd do the same with my daughter. It sounds silly but despite her being happy and healthy and sleeping well, I feel like I've failed because I can't get her to gain weight.
I know there's nothing wrong with giving babies formula when they need it to thrive. I just feel disappointed in myself.
Anyway, I was hoping if there's anyone else with 'mixed feelings' about mixed feeding, we could give each other a virtual hug.