A couple questions for those also doing formula feedings. My daughter is almost 6 months old, and I am wondering 1) do I need to move to Stage 2 nipples on her bottles? I don't like the sound of "Fast Flow" nipples; sounds like an express track to get her fed up with breastfeeding (and she's already kinda noticing that bf takes more effort!);
2) Any suggestions for keeping her interested in bf now that she has started solid foods? Between solids, and thumb sucking, and the fact that she has become a TON more active and mobile and easily distracted in the past month, she has a hard time settling down to bf these days. She used to LOVE to breastfeed and would have been happy to be on the breast 24/7. Even up to 5 months, she still loved it. But as soon as her first roll over, it started to change.
Now, she prefers the bottle because she can suck it down and then get on with her playtime. We switched to First Years BreastFlow bottles because they promote sucking similar to bf nursing, and also the baby really has to suck to get the milk, and they helped a bit, they were an improvement on her old bottles, but still...
If anyone has suggestions, I'd really appreciate them.