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Temporary Breastfeeding ??¿¿

I initially want to breastfeed while I'm on leave, and then switch to formula when I get back to my schedule. Pros and cons?

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  • There's plenty of people who do that, whether they plan to or not. I don't see any downside, any BFing you can do will give LO extra antibodies and good stuff, even if it's just for a few weeks. And you'll save $ by going a little while without formula.
  • Make sure that you have a plan for weaning because you don't want to just stop cold turkey. Mastitis and plugged ducts are horrible!
    barrelocarol
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  • It's not uncommon! It's great your LO will get the benefits of BF for a few months. Do some research on how to dry up your supply gradually to prevent pain/mastitis/plugged ducts. You may be able to keep nursing in the morning and evening and give formula during the day, if you want.
    barrelocarol
  • Pros: Doing what you feel is right for your baby and what works for you

    Cons: The Talkers of the world. Do what you want to do and don't let people make you feel bad for your decisions. 
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