I strictly breastfed my son only up to 1 week after he was born. I was then told I had to start supplementing him because he was losing too much weight. This lead to a world of hell. I cannot compete with formula, so I just don't try. I don't satisfy my son enough to just try and go back to strictly breastfeeding. As I do not want to completely throw breastfeeding out the window... I would like to breastfeed at least once a day. Just 2 days ago one of my son's doctors gave him some different formula to try, because the formula he was getting from WIC wasn't working for him. We had him on Enfamil Gentlease(and WIC doesn't cover it) and that worked the best for him and we were trying to find a Similac that was comparable. Well, today I go to try and nurse him and he just started screaming, would not take my breast... and I then made a bottle and he took it right away. What is going on here? He just nursed a day ago!
Oh, and before someone complains that no one aknowledges genetic or hormonal problems that prevent milk production you may want to rule out IGT. Here is a website where you can self-diagnose http://www.noteveryonecanbreastfeed.com/ keep in mind that this condition is NOT about small breasts, but about undeveloped breasts.
Answer by amileegirl at 12:22 AM on Mar. 21, 2010
Answer by Krysta622 at 11:16 PM on Mar. 20, 2010
Answer by fmaziarz at 11:20 PM on Mar. 20, 2010
Answer by MrsLeftlane at 11:21 PM on Mar. 20, 2010
It wasn't that your milk isn't "Filling". You MAY have a production problem, but there is no way to tell because a week is not really enough time to build supply. Did they try to have you pump to add to feedings at all? There could have been a lot of things going on. Poor latch is quite common -- you make the milk but the baby doesn't get it. Have you tried a supplemental nursing system? That way you can supplement and build your own supply? Check out http://www.drjacknewman.com/ There are a lot of videos and information. There is info too on the SNS and building supply. It's worth it if it means a lot to you.
Answer by amileegirl at 11:57 PM on Mar. 20, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 12:08 AM on Mar. 21, 2010
Answer by fmaziarz at 1:29 AM on Mar. 21, 2010
Answer by Krysta622 at 1:34 AM on Mar. 21, 2010
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