Yesterday, LM had his first bottle of formula. I tried it "straight up" instead of mixing it with breastmilk at first so we could see if he'd take it that way.
He did. He sucked it down like we've been giving it to him since he was born. It was harder than I thought to see that. In the back of my mind, I figured he would prefer BM and that it was a "special" thing. But--my uber-flexible baby was good to go with it. We only did one feeding yesterday but since I really wasn't too uncomfortable, I think I'll start dropping two a day---one am, one pm--leaving the breakfast/bed ones until last in case I change my mind about stopping those.
It's such a big step for us. I know that some babies get formula from Day 1 but to me, I feel like we're going down this new path where LM is growing up. This path has bottles, daycare, returning to work, solids etc all on it....I can't believe how fast it's flying by. I see LM doing new things every day and I know this isn't stopping :)
So, we're exploring formula now and learning lots of things....like the smell sucks. It's also a lot thicker when LM spits it up. I'm still trying to figure out how many ounces to give him and if the brand we're using is "the one". I've also got to figure out a better way to mix bottles without making a mess when I'm shaking it.
But, he seems happy and still snuggles with me while he eat so I guess we're one step further down this path.