Just had my first baby on July 13th. Unfortunately she had to spend two weeks in the NICU due to some feeding & weight issues. My original plan was to only breastfeed but because she was not gaining enough weight (losing too much at one point) and I was not making enough breast milk I have to supplement with formula for a little while until I can get my supply up (And the hospital did not have a breast milk donor program). While she was in the NICU I brought in as much breast milk as I could generate but it wasn't enough (She has a HUGE appetite!). She is stable now and home with me but my doctor still wants me to supplement because when I tried taking away the formula to try to increase my supply through supply and demand I still wasn't making enough!
My question is what kind of formula do you use and why? Do you notice differences between the formula's? The hospital used Enfamil but I switched her to Similac due to the corn solids that were in Enfamil. I am trying everything to get my supply up but it is being stubborn. I hope to have it up soon so I can get her off the formula but for the time being...
Anyway any suggestions are greatly appreciated. I will also take suggestions on how to increase my milk supply!