Ladies, I have been mixed feeding for the last 13 weeks. Exclusively BF isn't an option as I don't have enough supply. Bub has been happy with mixed feeding up until the last 3 days. I thought it could be my BM but she's happy to take my BM in a bottle yet cry every time I put her on the boob.
It could be the flow. Could be anything I'm not sure.
My question is how do you know when baby is self weaning off the boobs?
I've been pumping instead to give her my BM but I'm really hoping she's happy to BF again as I'm enjoying it until she kicks up a big fuss.
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08-03-2016 18:02 #1
Baby self weaning?
08-03-2016 18:32 #2
How old is Bub? It could well be baby has become accustomed to the bottle - which takes a lot less work than the breast.
08-03-2016 18:54 #3
I have used the super slow pigeon teat for a long time and switched to slow teat when she was 11 weeks old. I purposely did that because I know the flow needs to be slow to match with my breasts. But maybe she's so used to the bottles now.
Of course I'd love to continue BF if I can. It took me a long time to enjoy it and now I'm not ready to give it up myself but I have always said when she's ready I will let it go. I don't want her to get frustrated during feeding. I want her to enjoy feeding. I want both of us to enjoy that bonding whether boobs or bottles. And the last 3 days have been stressful and it also means I need to express a lot. I will express though for as long as my boobs produce milk.
08-03-2016 19:40 #4
You could boob feed but mix feed using a cup so that boob nipple is preferable to a bottle teat?
08-03-2016 20:27 #5
08-03-2016 20:45 #6
No I mean a cup as in a plastic cup or shotglass. People use them instead of bottles to feed babies. It's definitely possible as I've done it before at a younger age.
08-03-2016 20:50 #7
DS went through this. We just weaned at 6.5 months when I my pump broke, and supply tanked.
I think it's too early for bubs to wean. Keep trying, and worst case keep up the pumping for as long as you can. But don't beat yourself up.
08-03-2016 21:05 #8
Oh i didn't realise Bub can drink from a cup. I'll try but will need to find something that I can sterilise.
In the meantime I'm pumping away. I'm so used to pumping now but would not choose pumping over BF!
08-03-2016 21:06 #9
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