My dd is 6 days old. We were advised to suppliment with formula and bf at the same time. So, my husband gives her a couple of oz of formula a day and I feed her the rest of the time. Twice today she wouldn't bf. She screamed until she got a bottle. I got her to latch all last night without a problem. This morning she screamed for a bottle. Then she bf again this afternoon. Now she wouldn't latch but drank from a bottle. I'm so upset...I really want to bf! Any advice or stories from your experience are greatly appreciated!
Answer by LeanneC at 6:49 PM on Dec. 14, 2009
Go to: www.kellymom.com for info on getting baby back on breast.
Yell at the fool who told you to supplement, with a bottle to boot. That was terrible advice for a bf couple.
You can work this out. Join the breastfeeding moms group asap. Also, you can pump or hand express a little before latching her on so she gets instant gratification. I got to go...right now...i'll be back to help... or someone else will.
Answer by amileegirl at 6:32 PM on Dec. 14, 2009
Why were you told to supplement? There must have been a reason , otherwise I can't see why they would advise you of doing this. If you can breastfed and you can produce enough and there aren't any worries about her weight, your health etc than stop giving her the bottle.
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