My LO's doc is telling me to nurse 15min on each side then offer my baby a bottle of formula. So how do you supplement?Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 4:54 AM on Dec. 14, 2008 in Babies (0-12 months)
Answer by navy-wife at 6:11 AM on Dec. 14, 2008
Answer by Pauline3283 at 8:42 AM on Dec. 14, 2008
Answer by Krysta622 at 9:11 AM on Dec. 14, 2008
Answer by Anonymous at 9:19 AM on Dec. 14, 2008
Answer by charisma10 at 10:33 AM on Dec. 14, 2008
There is absolutely no reason to introduce formula. It sounds like your doctor just finished his weekly visit from the formula rep. It is so sad how doctors ruin breastfeeding relationships. Your doctor stating that you should time your feedings shows he is surely misinformed and uneducated about breastfeeding because rule #1 is NEVER look at the clock when breastfeeding, follow baby's cues. Please do some research or contact a lactation consultant before introducing formula.
Answer by mama_l at 12:00 PM on Dec. 14, 2008
Answer by AmiJanell at 12:10 PM on Dec. 14, 2008
Answer by AmiJanell at 12:12 PM on Dec. 14, 2008
I have only found one study stating you should time your feedings. One study doesn't mean much, especially in a small 63 patient group. Are there additional findings regarding timing feedings because all the information about breastfeeding show that the longer baby is on one breast the more hindmilk baby receives (which is what will help 'fatten' baby up) and to never time feedings?
BTW a dumb answer is one based on anecdotal evidence ignoring the facts. All the facts point to the introduction of supplementing hindering a healthy breastfeeding relationship. Also there is more than one way to increase baby's weight. Formula is a medical intervention and unfortunately is used way too often by the misinformed.
Answer by Anonymous at 12:51 PM on Dec. 14, 2008
Answer by AmiJanell at 1:27 PM on Dec. 14, 2008
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