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Breastfeeding/Formula ♥Mrs.Garcia 18 kids; Houston, Texas 13802 posts
23rd Apr '13

So we had an oops and had to take Plan B. The hotline and insert of the package said that in studies it found no adverse effect on the breastfeeding relationship nor the ability to do so, BUT I beg to differ. My daughter has been SO fussy since I started taking it. It's even affecting me. My body doesn't handle hormones well. I either gain weight or get "crazy"... Right now I feel a little crazy but just got some Melatonin. I feel MUCH better. Calmer. But my daughter. I think I'm just going to switch her to formula for a day or two... try to get this out of her system too. I offered her a bottle, but she wouldn't take it. She is 4 months EBF and we barely use bottles (I'm really lazy... lol). How do I get her to take it? Is there a trick that some of y'all use? Also, how long do you think the hormones wont affect her any more?

♥Mrs.Garcia 18 kids; Houston, Texas 13802 posts
23rd Apr '13

This is the third post I made about this and this is the third time I have had NO responses. I just need help/advice. I can't talk about this on FB. lol

Little Richard's mommie! Due July 12 (boy); 1 child; Seneca, South Carolina 4430 posts
23rd Apr '13

I got really lucky my baby will take any bottle nipple I give to him. I ebf and pump occasionally. I would say try different bottle nipples. I usually like to use the parent choice bottles with the shorter nipples. Also I would say try and see if she will take it with breast milk and if she takes it I would add a little formula and then try just strictly formula if she takes it. I hope it works out, just a question is the plan b like a type of bc??

That girl Amber +2 2 kids; California 6981 posts
23rd Apr '13

Dude. Maybe no one knows. Call your dr.

♥Mrs.Garcia 18 kids; Houston, Texas 13802 posts
23rd Apr '13
Quoting Amberchik78:" Dude. Maybe no one knows. Call your dr."


No one switched from breastfeeding to formula? I would think it would be fairly common. :/ no?

♥Mrs.Garcia 18 kids; Houston, Texas 13802 posts
23rd Apr '13
Quoting Little Richard's mommie!:" I got really lucky my baby will take any bottle nipple I give to him. I ebf and pump occasionally. I ... [snip!] ... and then try just strictly formula if she takes it. I hope it works out, just a question is the plan b like a type of bc??"


It's emergency contraceptive for when ... for example... you have sex and the condom breaks. If you take it within 72 hours, it helps prevent the release of the egg. Just like regular birth control but it's a LARGE dose. It's messing me up so much. My daughter takes a binkie but she doesn't like the bottle. She prefers the b**b. Which kinda sucks right now because I am feeling a bit overwhelmed with her being so cranky and my SO working so much.

Little Richard's mommie! Due July 12 (boy); 1 child; Seneca, South Carolina 4430 posts
23rd Apr '13
Quoting ♥Mrs.Garcia:" It's emergency contraceptive for when ... for example... you have sex and the condom breaks. If you ... [snip!] ... b**b. Which kinda sucks right now because I am feeling a bit overwhelmed with her being so cranky and my SO working so much."

Ahh Ok I didn't realize that was the name. My sister has had to take it, but I have only been on the pill, patch, and ortho evra. But my sister said it messed with her and she cramped like crazy after she took it. Have you tried any different kind of nipples with her to see if she will take any other kind and have you warmed it up enough for her I know if I give him a bottle of pumped milk that I had in the fridge and warmed it for him he won't take it unless it is warm enough.

♥Mrs.Garcia 18 kids; Houston, Texas 13802 posts
23rd Apr '13
Quoting Little Richard's mommie!:" Ahh Ok I didn't realize that was the name. My sister has had to take it, but I have only been on the ... [snip!] ... if I give him a bottle of pumped milk that I had in the fridge and warmed it for him he won't take it unless it is warm enough."


I'm really stupid when it comes to this whole formula thing. Can you warm it in the microwave?

Little Richard's mommie! Due July 12 (boy); 1 child; Seneca, South Carolina 4430 posts
23rd Apr '13
Quoting ♥Mrs.Garcia:" I'm really stupid when it comes to this whole formula thing. Can you warm it in the microwave?"


Oh believe me I totally understand because I don't use fomula either. I would say that you could warm the water in the microwave just enough to where its warm enough but doesn't burn them, and then add the formula. I think you can but I am not certain since I mostly just feed from the b**b.

♥Mrs.Garcia 18 kids; Houston, Texas 13802 posts
23rd Apr '13
Quoting Little Richard's mommie!:" Oh believe me I totally understand because I don't use fomula either. I would say that you could warm ... [snip!] ... but doesn't burn them, and then add the formula. I think you can but I am not certain since I mostly just feed from the b**b."


It's been so long since I worked in the daycares, I can't remember either but this sounds vaguely familiar. lol

Little Richard's mommie! Due July 12 (boy); 1 child; Seneca, South Carolina 4430 posts
23rd Apr '13
Quoting ♥Mrs.Garcia:" It's been so long since I worked in the daycares, I can't remember either but this sounds vaguely familiar. lol"


hahaha it's been a few years since I fixed a formula bottle too lol. I use to help out with one person I lived with their 3month old foster baby I'd fix bottles for him and that is the only time ever and other then that I ccan't remember. That is why I love ebf because I don't have to think lol

HappinessInMisery 3 kids; Ohio 30396 posts
23rd Apr '13

Plan B should be out of your system soon. As for microwave, NO. Says right on the container. Heats unevenly and can scald your baby. Warm the water on the stove. THEN mix.



Are you trying to use formula bc of the plan B or you need breaks? If it's breaks I wouldn't mix formula and breastmilk, it can cause really bad stomach problems, leading you to a much fussier baby. Formula is very harsh on a child especially one who is EBF and who's digestive tract knows nothing BUT breastmilk.

Little Richard's mommie! Due July 12 (boy); 1 child; Seneca, South Carolina 4430 posts
23rd Apr '13
Quoting HappinessInMisery:" Plan B should be out of your system soon. As for microwave, NO. Says right on the container. Heats unevenly ... [snip!] ... baby. Formula is very harsh on a child especially one who is EBF and who's digestive tract knows nothing BUT breastmilk."


I hope that she doesn't listen to me on the mixing it with breastmilk...I didn't realize I just assumed it was ok :( at least I now know this!

♥Mrs.Garcia 18 kids; Houston, Texas 13802 posts
24th Apr '13
Quoting HappinessInMisery:" Plan B should be out of your system soon. As for microwave, NO. Says right on the container. Heats unevenly ... [snip!] ... baby. Formula is very harsh on a child especially one who is EBF and who's digestive tract knows nothing BUT breastmilk."


I introduced formula because I felt like the Plan B was effecting her. She had been fussy since I had taken it. But now I feel she is doing better but she is NOT taking the formula at all. lol Not even bottles of breastmilk. She loves her boobie. I have created a boobie monster. lol NOOO.

HappinessInMisery 3 kids; Ohio 30396 posts
24th Apr '13
Quoting ♥Mrs.Garcia:" I introduced formula because I felt like the Plan B was effecting her. She had been fussy since I had ... [snip!] ... taking the formula at all. lol Not even bottles of breastmilk. She loves her boobie. I have created a boobie monster. lol NOOO."

My daughter never had a bottle. She refused...and didn't wean on her own. I had to wean her at 31 months...