Okay so here is My story, My baby is 18 days old, I am producing lots of breast milk 4 oz, from each breast, and My baby is always eating, but she has lost weight after she was born. She was born at 7 lbs 12 oz, and then weighed 6 lbs 14 oz, a week after, the 2nd dr apt she weighed 6 lbs 12 oz, now third today the same, her head is bigger, she poops a lot! So why should I use formula right now as a supplement? While she is still doing good, I know for newborns it takes a few weeks and is nothing to freak out about. I will admit I lost my apetite and may need more calorie intake! My Dr. told me to use formula supplement. It's been a challenge! My baby does not like it! Or is use to it, I want to breast feed!Answer Question
Have you spoken with or seen a Lactation Consultant? Or LLL?
Answer by Anonymous at 8:26 PM on Sep. 10, 2009
Answer by mummy22kids at 8:26 PM on Sep. 10, 2009
Another question, sorry, Are you feeding off of one breast per feeding? If not try that so that baby gets more of that fatty hindmilk.
Answer by Anonymous at 8:29 PM on Sep. 10, 2009
Answer by gdiamante at 8:42 PM on Sep. 10, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 8:47 PM on Sep. 10, 2009
Answer by charisma10 at 9:11 PM on Sep. 10, 2009
Answer by vickwu at 10:10 PM on Sep. 10, 2009
Answer by ThrivingMom at 10:16 AM on Sep. 11, 2009
Answer by ThrivingMom at 10:36 AM on Sep. 11, 2009
Answer by ThrivingMom at 10:38 AM on Sep. 11, 2009
Check out some of the top posts today in Groups: