I had much the same problem with my daughter as ndmommy had with her son. She was born with reflux, so breastmik was too thin for her to keep down. And when I was breastfeeding she could only latc on to one nipple. So for a few months I pumped and mixed it with thick formula, then used it for her oatmeal and other baby cereals but plain formula for milk bottles, to help wean her and me slowly. By the time she was a year old and introduced to sippies and whole milk, I was no longer as engorged, or leaking whenever a baby cried within earshot. Many of my family members wondered why I went that long still pumping when my baby couldn't drink breastmilk, but I wanted to do what I could to help keep my baby as healthy as possible and help make her as smart as possible. If half-and-half was all I could do, so be it. If milking the cereal was all I had enough for, then I would do it.