I breast fed my baby boy for 5 months. Then I introduced him to formula for just one feeding just to ensure he likes that too in case my supply goes down. Now in his 6th month he is become more playful & refuses breast milk. He does that for formula too, but I manage to put the bottle in his mouth by singing,etc but unable to do the same with breast feeding. I have started to put him on some solids too. I bought an electric pump but cannot get more than 2-3 ounces in a day, Is this normal ? I feel terrible that he is not taking it from me & it makes me depressed. Should I be happy that atleast he's having his food on time & without any fuss ?
Answer by MoMmYoF4_kIdS at 6:50 PM on Nov. 14, 2008
Answer by KatieCrandall at 4:24 PM on Nov. 14, 2008
Answer by Tbabygurlcramer at 6:00 PM on Nov. 14, 2008
Does he eat at night? Two things: stop the formula. This could be sabotaging your breastfeeding career! =o)
Second: sometimes kids go through reverse feeding stages meaning they don't really eat throughout the day but eat at night. Sometimes, they will go a day or two of hardly any eating and then go through days when they eat like little piggies! The introduction of solids also has a lot to do with the amount of liquids they consume.
I suggest you keep offering the boob and try to lay off the formula for a bit. Also, pumping is never an indication of your supply. Only our babies can bring the right amount of milk down.
Good luck, keep up the good work!
Answer by ivansmom07 at 6:03 PM on Nov. 14, 2008
Answer by JuLiAnSmOmMy317 at 6:40 PM on Nov. 14, 2008
Answer by JuLiAnSmOmMy317 at 6:41 PM on Nov. 14, 2008
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