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March 24th, 2014, 12:16 PM
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After the baby is about 4-5 weeks old is it ok to formula feed 1-2 bottles every so often. Like when out of town( family is 4hrs away). If we go out to eat while out of town and she needs to eat or when at families house and some one else wants to feed?
I'll be a SAM, so she will be feed breast milk 90% of the time.
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September 10th, 2014, 08:09 AM
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No. You have to breast feed your baby up to 6 months. It helps your baby to develop good immune system. Breast milk gives ideal nutrition to your baby as it contains right balance of protein, fat, carbohydrate, minerals and vitamins. Breast milk contains vital antibodies which are rarely found anywhere.
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September 10th, 2014, 10:44 AM
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1 oz of formula. 1 oz. increases babies risk of leukemia by 25%. It changes babies naturally low PH into a acidic one and it is easier for all illness to grow them.

Just a thought. You do what is best for you. Lots of women are never told the truth and they think it is the same and it is not.
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October 27th, 2014, 10:36 PM
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You don't HAVE to BF until six months. But for the sake of milk supply and being engorged I would definitely recommend BFing exclusively for the first two months to really establish a good BF relationship and then introduce a bottle with pumped milk. Formula is a different type of food for them and actually ends up changing their gut a bit. So if you do feed her formula don't be surprised if her poo changes or she gets a bit backed up. I'd pump for sure if you can manage that and do pumped bottles for others to help feed her. But that is entirely up to you!

As a friend once said, FED is best. Breast or otherwise.

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December 6th, 2014, 03:33 AM
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Pumped breast milk would work for the situations you described. Even if you didn't have insulation, it takes several hours to spoil at room temp.

I know this is old, but if anyone googled and found this with the same question, there is just no need to introduce formula for these reasons when expressed breast milk would solve all of these problems. I'd only use formula if despite all my best efforts, my supply was not enough to feed my baby anymore.
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