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Mum of 1

My baby has been breastfed exclusively for five months and I struggle with expressing so I don’t think it’ll be practical when I go back to work. I’ve bought some Aptamil formula for him to try and he so far has refused to drink it - with both me trying and my husband trying and me out of the room. Has anyone had any success with different brands or ways to help baby get used to formula?

When I first switched my little one to formula, we mixed breast milk with the formula (starting with a ratio of more breast milk than formula and reducing this ration over a few days) so there wasn’t a drastic taste difference. Obviously this does require you to express but if you’re substituting the breastfeeds with bottle feeds, you might be able to expression enough for this change over period (we switched to formula as I wasn’t producing enough milk but was able to express just enough for a mixed bottle feed)?

It might be worth trying different brands of bottle too as different brands have different shaped and textured teats, so it could be that you have to try a few to find the one the works.

Hope this helps a little!

Mum of 1