What brand/kind of formula do you suggest I give my 5 week old daughter on occasion? I breastfeed her exclusively, and pump as well when I can for my husband to feed her. But there have been 2 times now I had to leave for a few hours, and my husband gave her a couple of ounces of formula. It made her poor tummy so upset, I felt terrible because I just can't pump enough, I have always had a hard time pumping milk.
I've seen the gentle formulas, soy, etc. What would you recommend from your experience that would be easiest on her tummy? It would only be the occasional bottle once every month or so, when I have to leave and she can't come with me.
Hmm...I wouldn't go with soy if you are still breastfeeding. Maybe gentle ease lipil?
Answer by legalmommy101 at 9:35 PM on Jan. 24, 2010
Answer by jlizgar at 10:06 PM on Jan. 24, 2010
Answer by AmiJanell at 10:36 PM on Jan. 24, 2010
You are unlikely to find a formula that won't cause some sort of problem. It's just the nature of the beast. You could try goat based as that is a bit more gentle than cow based. That said. There are many ways to increase your output. Go here for a video demonstration of using massage to double output: http://newborns.stanford.edu/Breastfeeding/MaxProduction.htmlÂ Â Â Â Â
Answer by amileegirl at 11:42 PM on Jan. 24, 2010
Answer by amileegirl at 11:44 PM on Jan. 24, 2010