Mum Milestone: Transitioning Away From Breastfeeding

This is sponsored by Enfamil NeuroPro™. The opinions and text are all mine.

Our daughter Honor has just turned 5 months old, and as you guys may have been able to tell if you follow me on Instagram – she’s growing like crazy! She’s already holding up her head on her own, tracking objects and faces with her eyes, and beginning to grasp and bring things up to her mouth. Plus, we get tons of smiles and giggles out of her all day! It’s so much fun to witness all of these important milestones in her development – some seem to happen overnight, others little by little each day.

Even though part of me wishes Honor would stay this tiny forever, there are certain things I’m looking forward to as she grows – the first one being moving away from solely breastfeeding. Although breastfeeding has been incredible for bonding, and spending quiet hours together each day and night, the schedule of nursing every 3 to 4 hours around the clock is taking its toll now that I’m back at work. Because of this, we’ve decided to take the huge step towards transitioning away from breastfeeding.

Breast milk is widely considered to be the optimal source of nutrition for babies during the first year, so I want to start the transition gradually, mixing formula with my own milk for a few months. We want the shift to be as smooth as possible, for us and for Honor. It was crucial to me that we find formula that is inspired by breast milk. After some extensive research, I was happy to find Enfamil NeuroPro™ formula, which has a particular component in it called MFGM, that previously could only be found in breast milk*.

MFGM (which stands for Milk Fat Globule Membrane) is a component also found in breast milk that helps support cognitive development, containing lipids that are important for brain structure and function. After decades of research on breast milk, the maker of Enfamil has developed a formula that has MFGM added as an ingredient, which supports a baby’s brain development similar to the way breast milk does**. This gives me so much relief knowing that Honor will be receiving nutrition important for her brain at this crucial stage in her growth… did you know that brain size increases 175% in the first year of life? Many important structures related to sight, recognition memory, and language are also developed during this time, so I want to give her as much support as possible with nutrition.

Transitioning towards bottle feeding has also been great for her and Mackenzie’s bonding process, now that he’s able to participate more in the feeding. Since I’ve gone back to work and have been leaving Honor at home more often during meetings or events, he’s able to have one on one time with her that I know is really special for the two of them. I love coming home to see the two of them relaxing in the nursery together while he feeds her! She’s already used to drinking from a bottle, because I’ve been pumping for a while – so that’s a big part of the transition already sorted. Follow along on our journey as we take this big step – I’ll be updating you guys along the way. Mums out there, make sure to share your experiences and any tips with bottle feeding below!

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*In amounts supported by clinical research
**In amounts supported by clinical research. As measured by Bayley cognitive scores.

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