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weaning

I've just started to try to wean Nicholas from BF to FF.  Well, the first night he took 1 oz and then refused, the second night he took 1.5 oz and then refused, last night he took 1 oz and then stopped and tonight he took the smallest fraction of an oz. and started screaming.  I ended up having to nurse him to make sure he got what he needed.  At this rate he'll never wean.  What can I do to help the process along?
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Re: weaning

  • I'm not dealing with this (I FF), but I wonder if people ever try mixing the two (BM and formula) for that one feeding?  Maybe he will warm up to the change in taste/consistency that way?
  • Do you have any pumped milk? if so I'd give him 75% BM 25% Formula for the first day, 50/50 for the next few days, and then 25% BM 75% formula, then full formula. that will slowly get him used to the taste. Formula is much less sweet than BM. We weaned at 6 months and this is what worked for us.
  • Have you tried different bottles? Or maybe a faster or slower flow nipple?
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