Hi everyone - if anyone could offer there advice I would be really grateful. I need to stop breastfeeding my 10 month year old for 1-2 weeks because I am having some dental work carried out that involves removal of amalgams and I am concerned that I will have increased mercury in my milk even though the right precautions are being taken. I intend to pump and dump during the 2 week break and then (hopefully) return to breastfeeding. My LO feeds about 8 times a day at the moment so I am thinking he will need around 4oz of formula or previously expressed milk each feed. What do you think? Also, will he return to breastfeed after? I am worried he won't but wanted to carry on until he is 24 months. We have bottle teats that are supposed to be like breastfeeding and I will try to feed in the same positions to mimic breast feeding. Has anyone else had to do something similar? I have put of my dental work for 6 months but I can't wait any longer now.
Thank you for any advice xx