The scariest word an EBF mother can hear........ SUPPLEMENT?????? AAAGGGHHH!!!
Long story short--- we had some complications and he really did need the extra those first few days in top of nursing. But it only lasted a week and he was, is, and will remain dammit, to be EBF.
She said all the classic things. You're starving him, he needs the formula for supplementation, basically, you're a bad mother so get him off the breast and go spend a fortune I don't have to get formula.
Who's had little babies? What did you do or say? She had always seemed very pro bfing. I don't know if I should latch him more or pump like a madwoman so we can exactly keep track.
He's almost 8 weeks and weighs 7lbs 12oz and is 21in long, with a head circumference of 38. He was born at 5lbs 13oz and 18in long.
How much should he be eating do you think? The doc says he should have 4oz every 2 - 2 1/2 hrs. I had been giving him 3oz in the bottle 2-3 times a day and he still nurses on demand. But we can't force him. If we try w a bottle he'll gag himself til he throws up. :-(