Posted: 16/07/2009 at 05:55
I will be bf again next time (hoping there will be a next time!). It was a real struggle for me this time - it's certainly not the natural and easy thing it's made out to be before you have lo, i found anyway.
Having said that I made it to 6months exclusively bf and then swapped a feed for a bottle of formula each month until lo was 9months and then she just had 2 bottles per day. I found that much easier in public as I have large boobs and madam liked to unlatch and look around every few mins, lol. It was also easier to track how much milk she was getting when I started weaning.
Next time I hope to bf for longer as I will def feel more confident and less self conscious but if I make it 6 months I'll feel pretty good anyway.
LC your plan looks great, may keep that somewhere as an option!