hi i don't really want to go into the whole story but my son is breast fed every time but also supplemented with formula and pumped breast milk so i will just say that he was a preemie and that a woman's milk supply does not respond to a pump as well as it does to a newborn baby! i have been working to decrease supplements but it's very difficult. believe me both BFing and bottle-feeding is not fun! my older son was BF for over 2 years and i hope to meet that goal w/ this child as well but it's a much bigger challenge this time.
so to my question:
i just wondered whether you all thought that having about half breast milk is giving my son most of the benefits as though he was 100% bf...?
he does have booby baby poops so that makes mommy a little happy ;)
Answer by maggiemom2000 at 2:57 PM on Jul. 4, 2010
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Answer by new_mom808 at 1:25 PM on Jul. 4, 2010
How old is baby? You may still be able to bring in a full supply. I was able to bring in a milk supply for an adopted baby. What worked best for me was to use a Lact-Aid for the formula instead of bottles. Plus, with baby getting everything at the breast I did not need to pump. (I made sure baby nursed at least 8-12 times every 24 hours). I had to keep using some formula until DD was 6 months old. Once she started taking solids I weaned her off the last of the formula she was getting, so I've been able to EBF (with solids) since 6 months.
Answer by maggiemom2000 at 3:01 PM on Jul. 4, 2010