Re: Need opinion, FAST!
If you don't have the milk, you don't have it. Better to use formula than not feed the baby. And using it a few times doesn't mean you'll never be able to pump enough for lyric, it just means that until you are able to pump enough you need to supplement. I do it. I have with both my children, Nora more than Davis. We've used it a couple of times with Davis and it only motivated me to pump more often so we didn't have to use it regularly.
Don't mix them. use the breast milk first and then formula. That way if she doesn't finish the bottle you aren't wasting bm, you're wasting formula. Definitely don't mix bm with just powder, you'll end up with super concentrated formula and that's no good.
I can't say about soy, I never used it. I think we use Enfamil lipil (see, I don't even know what it is DH is careful not to let me ever see it).
And I want to say again that just because you might need to use it for a few days doesn't mean you'll need it all the time. Maybe once your schedule at work settles you'll be able to pump more or figure out times at home when you can pump extra to make up what you're missing.
You'll be OK and so will she.
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