More than a week ago, X had finally accepted 100% formula milk. We had been mixing 20% of formula milk into his feeds. Then it was 40%, 60% and finally 100%. The entire transition took one month. I had gone from expressing 5 times a day to 2 times a day in the same period too.
As per what many mothers would feel, it was a bittersweet decision. Eventually, I needed to lead a normal life and the need to express milk every 3-4 hours definitely made travelling a lot more inconvenient.
It would be another 3-4 years of pouring money down the formula milk companies’ pockets. I reckoned we really needed to get some form of supermarket discount card.