Posted: 08/08/2009 at 03:59
mixing formula and breastfeeds will affect your supply especially in the early weeks, i was told not to express til at least 6 weeks once your supply is established, it can be difficult to get a decent supply to get more to bottle feed for just a day as well, they say you shouldnt drink immediatley before you feed your baby, but the odd one is fine, good luck, i was going to express when i had ds2 but in the end found it easier not to as when baby is fed you need to feed him, then you would need to wait half an hour before you can express but if baby needs feeding sooner than usual(espec if demand feeding) there may not be as much as there should be cos you've expressed.(hope that makes sense) i spoke about expressing with my health visitor to let hubby feed him and she said there really is no real need to do this as it if you have feeding well established it can just mess it up. sorry to sound so negative!!! well good luck this weekend hope you dont have to wait too long!!