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    Default Wwyd: Breastfeeding and work

    What would you do?

    - 11 month old on 3 boob feeds a day (before brekky, after morning nap, before bed at night). Morning feed is huge, mid morning so-so and night feed is medium.
    - bub eats solids like a champ (yoghurt, meat, rice, cereal, cheese, fruit, sandwiches, veges, casseroles, piZza, maccas French fries , biscuits).
    - Back at work.
    - Your boobs are crap at expressing. Either that it the pump that you use sucks. It takes 40 mins to express 20mls. You don't have the time to express more than once per day.
    - you don't want to start using formula just for a month when bub will just transition to cows milk during the day at 12 months.

    A) skip the mid morning feed altogether: bub will be fine on water and solids during the day
    B) give bub 20mls ir whatever you pump in a cup mixed with cows milk
    C) just go with cows milk for a morning feed (it's only 1 month out from 12 months recommendation...).
    D) other....
    E) buy a lotto ticket and when you win, quit work.

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    A.
    I wouldn't think it's worth expressing and washing the pump for 20ml if bub is happy to go without. 2 breastfeeds a day is good at that age anyway.

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    Id go B but not mix the feed up with Cows milk. I'd ask they offer the breastmilk first in a sippy cup or norm cup and then cows milk if he still wanted more.

    Or if that doesn't work, I'd just go straight to cows milk. I know people who have transitioned fine, plus it's only one feed. I'm assuming he has cows milk in food and it's fine.

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    I went back to work both times at 11 months with EBF children (and kept feeding until 15 months and 20 months respectively). I found on work days, when I was not around they just did not ask for feeds and I just kept up the morning and evening feed and on days I was home they often asked for another feed during the day.

    I never replaced feeds with cows milk though. Just a drink of milk with breakfast from 12 months (ish)

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    Was about the same age I gave up expressing because I wasn't getting much and ds just had more food the days I was at work. He didn't even ask the days I was at work but did those I was home. I continued to feed until about 19 months with no issues.

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    A. Yoghurt and water sounds fine for morning tea.

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    In your position I would pick A
    I went back to work on afternoon shift and couldn't pump at work so put my dd in 1 cows milk bottle twice a week 3 weeks before she turned one. We continued to bf until she self weaned at 19mths

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    I am in a similar position. Dd will be 10.5 months when she starts daycare in a few weeks time. She has never had a bottle and I have never bothered expressing. Since she is only going 1 day a week for the first 3 months I have decided to just not worry about her having milk at daycare. She eats regular food well and drinks a lot of water. She will be fine with a morning and evening feed (plus she still feeds during the night).

    so, I would pick A.

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    I would also go with A if he copes okay, if he seems to want something in the middle of the day I would go with C and give him some cows milk in a cup.

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