Re: Mixing forumla & breastmilk?
If you need to supplement with formula, don't put them in the same bottle. Feed your expressed milk first, then give formula. This prevents wasting your milk if baby doesn't finish a bottle.
You'll need to ask you doctor about which formula to feed your baby - they may not have any suggestions, but some infants have a special situation that requires a certain type of formula. There are new ones coming out all the time - cow's milk, soy, organics, powdered, ready-to-feed, etc.
Since you baby is only 6mos old, she may not react well to adding a whole bunch of solids to her diet, it could overwhelm her system. Maybe by increasing her solids intake slightly, you could reduce the use of formula.
For now, keep using the milk in your freezer.
Is it possible to add in another pumping session on the weekends or overnight? Maybe pump one side while baby nurses on the other? Or get a rental pump to use for a month or so, just to boost your supply, then go back to your old pump? Increasing the amount you pump would be better for baby than using formula.
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