so why do some mothers give formula then if it was so horrible? i am still breastfeeding at 12 months. i do NOT intend on stopping but i obviously think my child is still hungry when he sucks me dry and constantly wakes up at night. instead of judging me how about you try and come up with helpful solutions or atleast tell me What is wrong with it??? i didnt ask you to judge.. i came here to get information and be more informed. if i knew what was in formula and didnt mind it would i be posting here in the first place? no.. i'd be giving it to him.
I came for knowledge about what is best for a child of his age.
I think a better reason not to do this is the studies a PP cited. The research says it doesn't work. That being said, studies tell you what the average baby does and maybe your baby would be different. I know my son started sleeping without waking to nurse at the same time that he suddenly decided he loved solid food. He was tanking up during the day and prior to that, he was a bit of a reverse cycler. My opinion is the formula-before-bed thing probably doesn't work for babies who are already getting "full" during the day, but it may work for an individual baby that is not.
You could try it for a week. And I don't think one bottle a day at 12 months will affect your supply in a dangerous way.
But here is a link on how to bottlefeed a breastfed infant: