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My week old baby dislikes my breast milk. She likes formula but it binds her up. Any suggestions?

We have tried mixing the two but then still hates the taste.

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girlneffy

Asked by girlneffy at 9:32 PM on Jan. 23, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • give formula with just a little karo syrup in it. she wont be constipated if u do like that
    SThompson21

    Answer by SThompson21 at 9:37 PM on Jan. 23, 2009

  • What does she do when you offer breast milk?
    Krysta622

    Answer by Krysta622 at 9:39 PM on Jan. 23, 2009

  • She won't drink my breast milk. She makes a face and spits it out.
    girlneffy

    Answer by girlneffy at 9:42 PM on Jan. 23, 2009

  • From the breast, or from a bottle?
    Krysta622

    Answer by Krysta622 at 9:42 PM on Jan. 23, 2009

  • Bottle, she is preemie and can't take the breast
    girlneffy

    Answer by girlneffy at 9:43 PM on Jan. 23, 2009

  • Personally, I'd first try to get the baby to latch on. See an IBCLC, or go to LLL meetings. They can help. And if it were me, I'd not offer formula at all. I'd just nurse or offer expressed breast milk. But, that's me.
    Krysta622

    Answer by Krysta622 at 9:45 PM on Jan. 23, 2009

  • Baby Pear Juice. Diluted. 1-2 oz/day. Or adult prune same way. Good luck momma!
    Lillysmomma1024

    Answer by Lillysmomma1024 at 9:46 PM on Jan. 23, 2009

  • Check out your diet. Flavors from the food you are eating will influence the taste of your milk...
    HistoryMamaX3

    Answer by HistoryMamaX3 at 9:53 PM on Jan. 23, 2009

  • Please do not give your 1 week old Karo Syrup or juice. Good God. Karo Syrup causes botulism and babies should NOT have anything but breastmilk for 6 months. Are you working on getting her to latch on? You may be eating something that makes your breastmilk taste weird to her like garlic or broccoli. Taste the breastmilk and then taste the formula and tell me she prefers formula! lol I can't imagine. Are you seeing an IBCLC?
    TanyaR1024

    Answer by TanyaR1024 at 10:49 PM on Jan. 23, 2009

  • I agree. I do not believe in doctors saying that a preemie cannot nurse. My daughter was a 34 weeker and they told me that same crap. She nursed when I wanted to put the time into it.
    madelyns_momma

    Answer by madelyns_momma at 12:36 AM on Jan. 24, 2009

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