Is it OK to combination feed my baby?

What will happen if I mix feed my baby?

The disadvantages of mix feeding

Breast milk works best on a supply and demand basis; with the more your baby feeds the more milk your body produces. Mix feeding your baby therefore may affect your milk supply meaning that you produce less and that your milk supply may eventually dry up.

Is combination feeding OK for baby?

This usually takes roughly 6–8 weeks after birth, but it can be different for everyone. However, some woman will want to combine feed their baby from birth. This is safe to do but it may make breastfeeding more challenging in the early weeks if your baby is also bottle fed.

Why is mixed feeding not recommended?

Regular mixed feeding might make it more difficult to keep breastfeeding because it can interfere with keeping up a good supply of breastmilk. So if you’re thinking about supplementing with formula, it’s important to talk about it first with your midwife, child and family health nurse, lactation consultant or GP.

Is Combi feeding bad?

It’s completely fine and perfectly safe to do. Many families choose this type of combination feeding method, whether out of necessity (e.g. low breast milk supply), convenience, or simply personal choice. In some cases, breastfeeding and providing formula may be recommended by a doctor for medical reasons.

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Can I give my baby formula at night and breast milk during the day?

Although the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends exclusive breastfeeding until a baby is at least six months old, supplementing with formula also has benefits. Breastfeeding during the day and bottle-feeding at night allows you to get more sleep since it lets your partner participate more in feeding your infant.

Is partial breastfeeding still beneficial?

Is part-time nursing beneficial for baby? Absolutely! As long as baby is getting mom’s milk, he will continue to receive many benefits from breastmilk and the act of breastfeeding.

Is combination feeding good?

Combination feeding is a great way to introduce formula to an exclusively breastfed baby over a gradual period of time. It can help fill in nutritional gaps for moms who have issues with their supply, and can also ease the pressure of returning to work and pumping numerous times a day.