I am going back to school soon and my baby will be about 9 months old when I do. She is EBF, I recently started pumping so we could introduce her to a bottle so my husband can give her a bottle at nap time when I am gone. My problem is when I pump I hardly get enough to mix her cereal let alone a fill a bottle. My question is, would it be ok for my husband to give her formula instead? It would only be one bottles worth twice a week (if that, because she only needs it at nap time for comfort). Any experience or knowledge here?
***I think I should expand on my original enquiry. I will only be gone for two hours, twice a week. My fear is that my husband wont be able to help her to sleep at nap time because she likes to nurse herself to sleep. That being said, I dont even know if it is worth it to pump for that. Has anyones husbands had luck putting nap time nursers down for a nap with other methods? I should note most days this may not even be an issue as a walk in the stroller will put her out as well. I am just an overthinker, always wanting a back up plan so things run smoothly. I should note my baby does not like pacifiers (except to use as teethers!). I am also worried that introducing a bottle could interfere with BF. She was a NICU baby and it took me three agonizing weeks of pumping and exausting effort to get her off the bottle and onto the breast when she came home from the hospital. I LOVE BF her and I dont want to jepordize it!!
*side note: I also have alot sad feelings associated with pumping, maybe thats why its not going well now?
Edited by mountain ma - 6/1/13 at 5:05pm