I have to start my son on formula because my breast milk dried up. According to the doctor, "these things just happen". I wanted to keep breast feeding him but as I said the breast milk dried up. I want to give him the healthiest formula. Can anyone give me some ideas on what that is?
How do you know your breastmilk dried up? How old is your baby? How often do you nurse? How is diaper output? Before you stop completely, consult a lactation specialist. Contact your local LLL for face to face help. Also visit http://www.kellymom.com/ and http://www.drjacknewman.com/
I wouldn't take a doctor's word for it. What sort of criteria did the doctor use to make that diagnosis?
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If you still want to breastfeed then don't give up. Your milk does not "just dry up" for no reason. Did you start hormonal birth control? That can cause your milk supply to drop. Get some help form La Leche League (it is free). They can help you to figure out why your supply dropped and how to get it back. Also check out Hidden Hinderances to a Healthy Milk Supply
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