He does just fine on formula, but I still want him to get optimum nutrition. I plan on feeding him breast milk (if I get it back) and/or formula until he is totally on juice and regular food. I want to hold off cows milk for as long as possibly just because lactose intolerance runs in my family. Also, I just want to give him the best start at a healthy life as I can. I was only able to give him exclusively breast milk for maybe 2 months and then breast milk and formula for another 2 months for reasons that are too long to explain here. I will just say the circumstance was out of my control. So it it worth it? It seems like it to me, but I do not know how long it will take for me to build back up a good supply. He only gets about 4 8oz bottles in a 24 hour period, so only about 24 oz. I would appreciate any insight but no criticism please. Thanks.
Answer by Krysta622 at 7:59 AM on Nov. 18, 2010
I absolutely think it is worth it. It is a lot of work to relactate but it totally possible. Lots of moms adopt babies at this age and induce lactation and breastfeed them. Lots of info on how to get your supply back at How do I Relactate?
Answer by maggiemom2000 at 12:29 AM on Nov. 18, 2010
Answer by Krysta622 at 8:01 AM on Nov. 18, 2010