My son and I have a beautiful nursing relationship when we do nurse. But I have been supplementing with formula and I notice my supply decreasing gradually. I started supplementing a couple times a week and then it turned into a couple times a day and now its about every other feeding is formula. I know its only a matter of time until breastfeeding will totally be over. But when I only breastfeed he isn't satisfied... Help?
Answer by MarlyeGirl at 3:18 AM on Dec. 1, 2008
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Answer by jaycee1124 at 8:48 AM on Dec. 1, 2008
i breastfeed my newborn until now that he is 3 months old, what the doctors and other moms who shared with me about breastfeeding is that eating vegetables and having soups is one of the best ways to increase milk.. once you started giving your baby a formula milk the supplement will decrease he may now enjoy his bottle feeding insted of breastfeeding... i agree that u pump whenever you go out home and you live your child, for him to still look for your milk...
you may breastfeed your child whenever you are tired or sick of cough and cold... thats the magic of breastfeeding far from sickness..
Answer by babykojohnville at 9:25 AM on Dec. 1, 2008
This is why you hear so many saying whatever you do do NOT supplement and how formula is so dangerous. Your supply is most certainly in jeopardy due to the formula. Demand = Supply. Your child is not demanding milk so your body is not supplying it. If you would like to save your breastfeeding relationship drop a bottle feeding a day. Just remember this has nothing to do with your ability to make milk and everything to do with supplementation. Drop those supplements and save that breastfeeding relationship, your child deserves it!
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