After 6 months could be a good time to switch
You might want to reduce the number of feedings, but doing it overnight may be challenging. Gradually reduce the number of feedings to give you and your baby a chance to get used to it. Your body will get used to producing less milk, and the little one will learn to drink from a bottle.
Phase out of breastfeeding - how do I do it?
* It is advisable to really take a couple of weeks to do this. And use our phase-out schedule (see below) to help you. But before you do anything: consult your doctor or consultation office first.
* You start by replacing one sitting of breastfeeding with a bottle-feed. You decide which feed you want to replace with bottle feeding. You determine what feeding moment you want to replace. For example, feeding at the most inconvenient time of day for you. Or you replace the breastfeeding your child is least interested in anyway. Otherwise, we recommend replacing the second-to-last breastfeeding with the bottle first. Continue with the first and last breastfeeding for as long as possible. That usually works best.
* Stop the breastfeeding you phase out first and replace it with bottle feeding. Your breasts may feel tense at first. This is only natural. They are used to being full of milk at this time of day.
* Now it's a matter of waiting until you no longer suffer from engorgement. This can take a few days or maybe even a week.
* Do your breasts feel supple again? Then you can replace a second breastfeeding with bottle feeding. You can prevent sore breasts and engorgement by ensuring the breastfeeding is well spread throughout the day. This is reflected in the phasing-out schedule.
* Again, wait until you have supple breasts and no engorgement. At this point, it is time to reduce another feeding.
* Continue like this until you have completely phased out breastfeeding.
Can I combine breastfeeding with follow-on milk for a longer period of time?
Yes, for sure. We recommend that you then breastfeed early mornings and evenings. This is also practical if you go back to work. You can, of course, continue phasing out at any time, but most importantly, take all the time you need.
What if you are unable to breastfeed - or unable to breastfeed fully?
We talk to many mothers, and each woman has her own experiences. Sometimes we hear beautiful stories full of joy when breastfeeding goes well.
Unfortunately, we also come across mothers that feel they are not a good mother. Just because they can't breastfeed. Or because they don’t produce enough milk to feed their baby.
This, of course, is not true. If you want what is best for your child, you are a good mother. Fortunately, there is a lot of choice in follow-on milk to give your little one exactly what it needs.
Some mothers consciously do not want to breastfeed. Again, we feel every mother should decide what is best and what feels best. We are not here to judge or condemn - we are here to support mother and child.
Switching to follow-on milk by Pure Goat Company?
You can switch from one follow-on milk to another quite easily. Do you use follow-on cow's milk but want to switch to our follow-on milk based on goat's milk? No problem at all.