I have a 7 week old son. He is very healthy and putting on a good amount of wieght...
For the first three weeks he was having both breast and bottle feeds as he had mild jaundice and this is what the doctor told us to do to get rid of it. As a result he happily takes both bottle and breast.
Over the last week, I have had thrush which was very painful, so i was expressing two feeds a day and giving him one formula feed to give my nipples a chance to heal. The breast feeds i was doing were very painful which caused us both to be stressed.
Anyway the thrush is getting better now... BUT I have found that I enjoy Bottle feeding much more the breast feeding...for lots of reasons the main ones being it is stress free, pain free and i'm not embrassed to do it in public (and that lets me out of the house more).
So now I'm considering eirther continuing doing a mixture of both or giving up breastfeeding altogether. I tried to discuss this with my early chldhood Nurse but she just kept telling me breast, breast, breast.
I guess i just need advice is it bad to keep mixing breast and bottle? Is it bad to stop breast feeding at 7 weeks when I could keep going???
NSW, 7 week old son