My daughter is 7 weeks old. She was born a month early & then lost too much weight too quickly so when we were in the hospital she had to be fed formula to get her weight back up. So she's been taking bottles & would never latch on. I was pumping & giving her the milk in a bottle, but I'm not producing as much milk now, & she's been getting very gassy now with mainly formula. So I would like to try to get her to start breast feeding. But I'm not sure how to get her to latch on now, & how to get my milk supply back up. Anyone done this before, or have any tips?Answer Question
Answer by piwife at 8:47 PM on Jun. 11, 2010
Answer by gracefulsky at 8:54 PM on Jun. 11, 2010
look into a supplemental nursing system. They can be great for situations like your where the baby needs to 'learn' to nurse and still get the milk she needs. a lactation consultant would also be helpful for you.
Answer by But_Mommie at 9:02 PM on Jun. 11, 2010
Answer by amileegirl at 9:43 PM on Jun. 11, 2010
Sorry and one more: http://newborns.stanford.edu/Breastfeeding/MaxProduction.html
It makes me SOO mad at how many hospitals don't help the mother pump to give the baby milk which has more weight gaining abilities than any formula on the market.
Answer by amileegirl at 9:45 PM on Jun. 11, 2010
Answer by navywifey113 at 9:54 PM on Jun. 11, 2010
Answer by missanc at 10:08 PM on Jun. 11, 2010
Answer by kynziesmom at 3:41 AM on Jun. 12, 2010
(con't) My son was born 16 weeks premature and was in the hospital for 16 weeks.
He came home requiring fortifier for the first 6 weeks, which meant bottles for 5-6 feedings per day. He came home still refusing to latch without a nipple shield.
I pumped and pumped pretty much exclusively for those 16 weeks, and let me tell you did I have supply problems more than once during those 4 months. And latchinng difficulty. I always got through it, and my son has never had formula.
He came home 8 weeks ago and I have a full supply, and he is breastfeeding full time without a nipple shield!
Answer by kynziesmom at 3:45 AM on Jun. 12, 2010
Answer by MDT09 at 3:17 PM on Jun. 12, 2010
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