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  • alphinaudsboots

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    October 19, 2021 at 1:37 am

    You can try giving her formula/bottles now and see how it goes, both for if she will drink it and if she seems cranky or gassy like she might need soy formula. We did 99% bf-ing but used formula occasionally. He didn’t love it, but he’d eat enough to get by. He liked it better when it was mixed with breast milk (to be fair, formula tastes super nasty whereas breastmilk is much sweeter, so I can’t blame him).

    FWIW I hated pumping too. I mostly used one of those silicone catcher things on the opposite breast during feedings, which was enough to build a small freezer stash to mix with formula times. But he would drink it straight too. Give it a try! She might refuse it at first, or she may love it. Good luck.