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How do I introduce formula to my breastfed baby?

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10/01/14

I had to do this with Monroe.. it felt scary and I was unsure how it would go.. but guess what, he's happy and heathy and we survived! I basically went from breastfeeding ONLY, to breastfeeding ANY pumping, to only pumping and bottling.. and then to formula, so it went quite well, the transition did. What we did was.. we started to alternate the formula bottles and the breastmilk bottles, I didn't over think it, I tried to use the breastmilk as much as I could, as well as pump as much as I could, then when need be, we would use formula.. this lasted for 2 weeks or so.. when finally pumping became too much and we switched. I think for Monroe's "insides" this transition worked great.

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