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Need help weaning, but DS doesn't like any formula...

We have tried every milk based formula (he's not lactose intolerant or allergic - that we know of) and he will not drink any.  I had the daycare try one bottle today and he refused and cried, so they warmed up some BM.  I have tried mixing 3/4 BM and 1/4 formula and he will not drink that.  I only pump enough for 2 bottles for daycare and I only have 2 days worth in the freezer, so I will likely run out.  So, I cannot risk using up more BM to mix when I'll probably have to toss it.  I want to continue pumping during the day and nurse at night and weekends, but I cannot pump anymore than I do.  Eventually I want to get to a point where I can quit pumping and just nurse in the evenings.  Any thoughts would be appreciated!

Re: Need help weaning, but DS doesn't like any formula...

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    This probably isn't the answer your looking for, but I thought I would throw it out there since your little one seems to love the boob juice so much. :-)

    Have you thought about trying to increase your breastmilk supply so that you're pumping enough for a more bottles?

    You could try adding a night pumping session and taking some supplements to increase your supply.

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    Try the Similac Organic. It is the sweetest tasting, and closest to BM IMO.  I had that problem with DD1, and that is the only formula she would take.
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    I had the same problem with DD.  My supply tanked at 5 months so I was trying to start her on formula but no such luck.  I decided to try putting a little bit of formula in her bottle until she got used to the taste.  I originally tried 1/4 formula, 3/4 BM like you did but that was too much formula.  I ended up starting with 5 oz BM, 1 oz formula and she was okay with that.  About a month later, I am now up to 3 oz BM and 1 oz formula. 
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    I have heard of people flavoring the formula with pedialyte, pineapple juice, or apple juice.  

    I would certainly check with your doctor before doing this long term though.  

    DS 12/09, Twins EDD 11/11
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    imageJennrs:

    This probably isn't the answer your looking for, but I thought I would throw it out there since your little one seems to love the boob juice so much. :-)

    Have you thought about trying to increase your breastmilk supply so that you're pumping enough for a more bottles?

    You could try adding a night pumping session and taking some supplements to increase your supply.

     

    I really do not have time to pump more than twice a day at work and the evenings are so short to me that I don't really want to pump after LO goes to bed (he likes to cluster feed in the evenings, sometimes anyways).  I still want to provide him BM, but I don't want to stress over it anymore.  Thanks for your advice, though...  :)

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    imagejillms413:
    I had the same problem with DD.  My supply tanked at 5 months so I was trying to start her on formula but no such luck.  I decided to try putting a little bit of formula in her bottle until she got used to the taste.  I originally tried 1/4 formula, 3/4 BM like you did but that was too much formula.  I ended up starting with 5 oz BM, 1 oz formula and she was okay with that.  About a month later, I am now up to 3 oz BM and 1 oz formula. 

     

    What formula did she take to?

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    try Baby's only.  It's supposed to taste really good.  We supplement with it when my LO needs to. 
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