The Time Has Come

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

I'm working on transitioning Wyatt from breastfeeding to formula.  It's a slow transition but I feel like it's the right time for us.  I have been breastfeeding Wyatt for almost 9 months and I'm ready to be finished. I know this may not be what everyone else does or what's right, but I'm ready.  I breastfed for the health benefits (for both of us), the price tag (FREE!!), and the bonding time.  It's not that I don't enjoy breastfeeding, it's more about me being ready to have some of my time and my body back.  I'd also like for Sean to be able to experience more with him.  
 This is a transition that just started this week.  I was thinking about it before Christmas but knew I'd have to wait until our lives were settled down again.  I'm using Similiac for says it's for breastfeeding moms who want to introduce formula, so I say why not!  I'd tried introducing formula back a few months ago and, obviously, it didn't work out.  So far (the two days I've tried), he's taken this formula without a hitch.  I'm supplementing during his 3:00 feeding right before nap time.  I'm still pumping just so I don't get engorged, pumping less each day.  If we are successful this week, I'm planning to give him formula at his 10:00 morning feeding next week.
If any of you have any advice or tips I'd love to hear them.  I'm just kind of going with it and if it works, it works.
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