at my daughter's 4 month check up she was under weight weighting 11 lbs. up to that point I was just breastfeeding, however her doctor suggested adding some formula bottles along with her regular meals to put some weight on her. I had been switching sides after about 20 mins. I have been trying to build back up my milk supply by taking fenugreek, eating oatmeal, and drinking nursing mother's tea. I have also started just feeding her on one side per feeding so that she gets as much hind-milk as possible I'm pretty sure she is putting on some weight its been 3 weeks. Since I started giving her bottles after every breastfeeding she has started to only nurse for like a max of 15 mins and then wont go back onto the breast, but she will take a bottle and drinks about 3 to 4 more oz. Also I have begun to have some nipple pain and tenderness. Do you have any other suggestions? thanks for your help!!!
on Feb. 9, 2008 at 1:49 AM