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    Default Formula & Breastfeeding Combination

    I have an 8 week old son and have been breastfeeding and pumping milk for bottle feeding the entire 8 weeks, but returned to work this week. My husband now gives him formula during the day and I breastfeed him at night and pump 2 times a day at work for a short time. Is it ok for my husband to give my son the pumped breastmilk if he's still hungry after finishing a bottle of formula?

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    Default Re: Formula & Breastfeeding Combination

    My daughter has been doing pretty much the same thing for the last 3 months since I went back to work, excpet she has BM first and formula after. We haven't had any problems with it. Her poo is a little different than regular BM poo, but that's about it.
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    Default Re: Formula & Breastfeeding Combination

    Why give formula first?

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    It sounds fine, but I agree, I'd give the BM first and then formula if you run out of BM. The formula won't go bad as fast as the BM.
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    Default Re: Formula & Breastfeeding Combination

    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*norasmommy View Post
    It sounds fine, but I agree, I'd give the BM first and then formula if you run out of BM. The formula won't go bad as fast as the BM.
    That's what we did when I supplemented with formula.
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