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Ellianna is now requiring 20 ounces of expressed per day. I cannot pump this in addition to 3-4 nursings a day. She is 4 months 1 week. I am thinking I need to give a little formula or start cereal. Which would you do. I am able to express about 14 ounces a day in addition to nursing.
I agree with everyone else. I would supplement with formula. My kids aren't usually a fan of going from straight BM to straight formula taste so I used to mix up a big batch of BM and formula (enough for a whole day) and make their bottles out of that. I guess since the BM to formula ratio was so high, they liked the way that tasted a lot better than straight formula.
Ashley - our second would only take the bottle if I mixed 1/2 formula. He would nurse. He would not take 100% expressed in a bottle. Crazy kid I feel a little guilty about not doing 100% expressed for her. I know I can only do what I can.