When I gave birth to my second son, I was determined to "succeed" where I felt I had "failed" with Son 1, and feed him myself for at least a year. Although Son 1 had grown up into a fine strong boy, I had convinced myself that my topping up breast milk with formula to satisfy his insatiable hunger, I had somehow missed something, and failed in my duty as a mother. So when Son 2 was born, there were no issues and I fed him exclusively for many months. However, as I had to return to work when he was 9 months old, I realised that realistically, he was going to have to be introduced to formula milk at some point. I also felt quite drained from feeding him all the time, and was ready to move on myself. Unfortunately, he just would not take a bottle. I tried every bottle on the market, and nothing worked. It wasn't until Christmas day, when he was ten months, that I finally thought "I want a drink today!" and he did actually take a bottle!
Anyway, the formula of choice for most breastfeeding mums seems to be Aptamil. It was always my first port of call as after doing some research of my own I discovered that it contained the "most breast milk like" ingredients (in my opinion).
Obviously breast is best, but if you do feel ready to move on from breastfeeding, sign up the Aptamil Club to get loads of info and also a very cute free bear!
This post has been sponsored by Aptamil but all thoughts are my own.