It will take time for baby to switch to formula milk. Keep trying.
By March your baby will be 6months + hence you can start with semi solids in next couple of weeks.
This way you ll reduce your baby's dependency on breastmilk.
Its an overwhelming moment for both mother and baby. As baby will be tasting new array of food, breastmilk will still be major part of his diet.
For intial few days don't expect your baby to finish of his meal. Its just got him to get used to the taste. Always feed one food item at a time. Don't mix sugar or salt to his food. Baby has never tasted it so he ll never know the difference.
Now coming to meal planning-
9-10am Breakfast (apple puree/Banana puree/ragi porridge /oats porridge /Barley porridge/Suji kheer
2-3 pm Lunch (rice/ moong dal/ Carrot puree/Potato puree/Pumpkin Puree/Cauliflower puree/Broccoli puree
For rest of the day give him breastmilk.
Once he is accustomed to the food and all chances of allergy and discomfort is eliminated you can include solids on dinner as well.
You can express breastmilk for baby so he can have it in your absence or you can switch it formula milk as well.
One more thing you need to keep in mind that baby will have separation anxiety when you ll start with work, to help with that start forming your office routine by now itself that is leave your baby with his care takers for hour and two and gradually increase it to upto your office hours. This way baby will easily transition to new phase and it will be lot easier on him.
Also fix a sleeping eating bathing routine for your baby, list out his likes and dislikes, his favourite toys, what calms him what might upset it. Maintain a list of everything related to your baby. This will help the caretaker/babysitter to take care of baby in best way possible in your absence.
Similar Questions with Answers
Question: My pappa 219 days old c is not opening mouth for solid food.. hw shall i introduce food for her...
Answer: Hello dear
Your Baby will not eat anything in just one time. You have to keep Patience.
Feed him when he is playing one one bite.
Or he is watching cartoon or doing some other activity.
In every 2 hour feed youe baby something healthy.
If it takes half an hour to feed your baby then its just ok that his tummy should be full.
For example If he likes sweet then make Sweet chapati.
Make things different for him according to his tastes and likes, it will be more exciting for him to eat something new.
First divert his mind in any activities and feed him one one bite.
Question: How can I introduce bottle feeding to my baby as she's not having milk from glass or spoon
Answer: Hi happy motherhood,
Just curious are u not breastfeeding your baby!... yes u can start bottle feeding to you baby....please use sterilised bottom, wash and clean your hands before feeding....also u can introduce soft solid and liquid food and formula milk as well which I did after consulting my pediatrician......request you to consult your pediatrician once...take care👍
Question: How to introduce baby with other food then BM as baby is not taking any food
Answer: Hi,you should start with
Or fruit puree
Dal Ka Pani
You should go slow
Start with one new item in a day.
Don't force feed your baby.
It is ok if initially your baby has just a few spoons ,as gradually your baby will increase the quantity.
But you should keep trying to feed solids as at this time it is important along with BM/FM.