A mum shares her experience of starting formula.
I bottle fed my first two children, (i have three)
The first child wouldn’t feed from me so I expressed until he was 3 months old.
The second child I gave up trying to breastfeed.
Choosing the right formula wasn’t an easy job. I tried two different formulas for both children. Whichever formula one baby couldn’t handle, the other baby could.
The best advice I was ever given was if/when bubs got constipated:
- boil 5 prunes, just covered with water, until soft.
- Cool liquid.
- Give bubs 1 teaspoon per day.
- Chuck liquid away after 48hrs!
This was a god send in the first few months of bottle feeding, once the right formula was found for bubs and their system settled down I didn’t need to use the prune juice very often.