my daughter is almost 1 month old I breast feed her and sumtimes pump and give her the bottle but she is always hungry. if i pump she can drink 6ozs. can i give her formula and breast feed her? has anyone done this?Answer Question
Answer by Owl_Feather at 8:14 PM on Oct. 27, 2009
Yes you can give her both I would combine the pumped with the formula. Also keep in mind that in the next 2 months her feeding will slow down, she is trying to triple her weight in 3 months. That is a good thing. my oldest feed for 45 min. each hour for 14 hours out of the day. So you can do this, it will only be for a little while longer. Hope that helped and kudos to you.
Answer by DevilInPigtails at 8:19 PM on Oct. 27, 2009
Answer by khmymommi at 9:01 PM on Oct. 27, 2009
At 1 month you are still in a critical time for supply development. Unless you have to, put that pump away & feed from the breast exclusively for now. Babies that young do act hungry all the time because they are hungry all the time. It is normal to feel like you are constantly nursing. When they go through a growth spurt, you are nursing all the time. That is how your baby tells your body, "Hey, I'm gonna be bigger & hungrier very soon. Pump up the volume." Supplementing with formula just defeats that purpose.
6oz for a 1 month old breastfed baby is a lot. Just because she can drink that from a bottle doesn't mean that is how much she should be drinking or that is how much she needs. It takes her tummy a few minutes to tell her brain its full, just like us. It is also much easier for her to get milk out of a bottle so she may seem like she's sucking it down.
Answer by carlye828 at 9:51 PM on Oct. 27, 2009
Answer by AmiJanell at 11:01 PM on Oct. 27, 2009
Answer by gdiamante at 2:02 AM on Oct. 28, 2009