I did it. I talked Maisie through it (also myself) and mixed up a sippy cup of formula. Maisie has never drank out of a bottle, so I thought a sippy would be a better bet. Let’s just say it didn’t go over so well. First of all, it took forever to find the right temperature of the water! I had to use Justin’s thermometer that he uses when he steams milk for coffee drinks! Once it was made and in the cup, I thought I would try it to see what I was feeding my baby. YUCK!!!!!!!! It tasted disgusting! Ew. I threw up a little in my mouth right now just thinking about it. Well, I gave it to Maisie and she looked at me like I was crazy. She took a couple sips then wanted nothing to do with it. I don’t blame her. I took the lid off to see if she would drink it like a normal cup. That worked for two more sips. She looked up at me with her little formula mustache and burrowed her face into my chest.
Ok, I know I am a total sucker, but she is only a baby once and it isn’t like I am going to breastfeed till she ten. I think I decided that formula is gross and the breast is just so much easier (for us anyways). So my plan is a year. Not another year, but until she is a year. I guess that answers my question in my previous post about whether or not I should stop breastfeeding.
And one more picture of Maisie in her little feeding chair. She loves to eat banana all by herself! Don’t be fooled by her poker face…or should I say her everyday face? Such a serious little thing. Great idea mom about giving her the banana! She is already a little control freak.