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Post by toriaaaaTRASH on Thu Jan 01, 2009 10:35 pm

Caitlyn has gotten attatched to these two formula feeds that she just won't let go of! They're only 4oz but when I ask people for advice on whether I should just offer her water instead so she gets uninterested or just cut them they tell me not to deprive her! I'm so, so sure she doesn't need them. What do you think? They're after her lunch and dinner, so maybe she wants a drink? I'm pretty sure breast milk is all the drink she needs.

I wish I had the guts to go with my gut and just cut them cold turkey!
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Post by Kasia80 on Thu Jan 01, 2009 10:42 pm

Is it 4 oz together or 2 feeds 4 oz each? Sorry,I'm bit thick today Laughing
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Post by toriaaaaTRASH on Thu Jan 01, 2009 10:51 pm

4oz each. Sorry! She will happily drink water out of a cup but everyone is saying she won't get enough milk. Since when has breastfeeding not been enough? She is on solids, 3 meals a day. TMI but she poo's atleast 3 times a day too! Definately not going to starve.
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Post by Kasia80 on Thu Jan 01, 2009 10:56 pm

As long as you offer breast often she'll be fine, I would go cold turkey. I would even skip water whatsoever, no need to fill her up on nothing. :aww:

I wanna say: GO GO GO :boob:
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Post by toriaaaaTRASH on Thu Jan 01, 2009 10:58 pm

Laughing Thank you! I think I just needed a push. It is definately what I want to do. I feel much happier breast feeding than sat there with a bottle in her mouth. She knows she's allowed my breast whenever she wants. She's on there as we speak!

Hopefully it won't be too much of a battle. Very Happy
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Post by clairelana on Thu Jan 01, 2009 11:04 pm

I used to give a top up of formula in the early days. (weight problems) I changed it to EBM first then eventually stopped it.

I think just to stop is best thing to do its much easier your lo will increase your supply to what she needs.

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Post by Mervs Mum on Thu Jan 01, 2009 11:10 pm

It only took me 2/3 days to ditch our one formula evening top up Smile If I really feel the need to top up I use my morning pumped feed instead now.
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Post by Natasha on Fri Jan 02, 2009 9:20 am

I agree with Katie, just drop the lot.

You may find that over the next week that she will feed alot more often and you will feel slightly tierd!

Just make sure you have everything you need around you so you don't have to keep getting up and just relax on the sofa with her and feed as much as possible.

Also as Mervs mum has said she tops up with pumped feed now, so you could also do that as it will help bring your supply up by pumping.

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Post by Helen on Fri Jan 02, 2009 4:34 pm

Kasia80 wrote:As long as you offer breast often she'll be fine, I would go cold turkey. I would even skip water whatsoever, no need to fill her up on nothing. :aww:

I wanna say: GO GO GO :boob:

i agree :aww:
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Post by toriaaaaTRASH on Sat Jan 03, 2009 4:44 pm

1 down, 1 to go Very Happy:D:D
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Post by Mervs Mum on Sat Jan 03, 2009 6:37 pm

Good lass xx
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Post by toriaaaaTRASH on Sat Jan 03, 2009 9:45 pm

30 hours, no bottles, no formula.. She's actually ALOT happier and she's not been sick once. I'm so happy Very Happy
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Post by clairelana on Sat Jan 03, 2009 9:55 pm

cheers Yey!
:cheer: :cheer: :cheer: :cheer: :cheer: :cheer:
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Post by jools on Sat Jan 03, 2009 9:55 pm

cheers That's brilliant!
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Post by toriaaaaTRASH on Sat Jan 03, 2009 9:58 pm

Thank you!! I knew she didn't need them :cheer:
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Post by Helen on Sat Jan 03, 2009 10:02 pm

toriaaaaTRASH wrote:30 hours, no bottles, no formula.. She's actually ALOT happier and she's not been sick once. I'm so happy Very Happy

:jump: :sheep: :jump: :sheep: :jump: :sheep: :jump: :sheep: :jump: :sheep:

:cheer: :cheer: :cheer: :cheer: :cheer: :cheer: :cheer:
bliss Well done! bliss

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Post by kay on Sun Jan 04, 2009 10:20 am

cheers see - your on the good advise forum now! Wink

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Post by toriaaaaTRASH on Sun Jan 04, 2009 11:10 am

Almost 48 hours Very Happy
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Post by Mervs Mum on Sun Jan 04, 2009 11:30 am

:jump: go Toria and Princess C!!!!:welldone:

Whats she like for pooing??? Any change??
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Post by toriaaaaTRASH on Sun Jan 04, 2009 12:32 pm

Nope, no change. Still pooing like a trooper! :icondoh: It is so hard to change her bum now she's mobile, she can escape so quickly. Every bum change takes me atleast 15 mins!!
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Post by Natasha on Sun Jan 04, 2009 12:59 pm

Fantastic!! well done on getting off the formula!! :aww:

As for the nappy changes, that doesn't get any easier Razz

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Post by toriaaaaTRASH on Sun Jan 04, 2009 4:11 pm

LOL! She is really sleepy today, and was most of yesterday. I don't know whether it's a coinsidence? She hasn't really been awake more than 6-8 hours a day.. She used to be awake loads. Growth spurt maybe? Although she isn't fussing.. Not sure, but I'll stick to using nappies as indication of a problem.
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Post by angpixi on Sun Jan 04, 2009 4:37 pm

maybe just more contented?! well done by the way! :aww:
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Post by Natasha on Sun Jan 04, 2009 5:27 pm

Yeah I agree with Ang :aww:

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Post by jools on Sun Jan 04, 2009 6:24 pm

cheers cheers cheers cheers
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