I have seen post complaining why people can't do one thing.

I did both i breast feed all day and formula at night time.

My supply didn't go down.

if breast feed the whole time without the formula i think my supply will be mad low because she be eating every hour to two hours a day. it take few hours to full back on the breast.
for me breast-feeding and formula was better for me so i can feed her in the day time and so my husband can get few hours of sleep so he can go work the next day..

I know everyone is different. I understand the low supply and have to give formula or when the baby is not latching on right. I say keep trying latching the baby to the breast until they get it. don just give up

did you breast feed and formula feed your new born? or did you just did one

  • yes i did both

  • just breast-feeding

  • only formula.

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Submitted by at 9:35 PM on Dec. 11, 2008
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Submitted by at 9:35 PM on Dec. 11, 2008
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  • anng.atlan...
    Submitted by   at 3:01 PM on December 12, 2008

    My dr recommended I mix both for the extra calories in the formula. Tess was a preemie.

  • learae
    Submitted by   at 6:19 PM on December 13, 2008

    my milk didnt fully come in until we had been home from the hospital a couple days. both my boys were a little jaundice so i had to give them fluids as much as possible, so that meant breast milk as well as formula

  • bluiidmomm...
    Submitted by   at 7:41 PM on December 13, 2008

    Ebf will not diminish your supply--it will build it up. I'm not bashing your choice, just letting you know. Your body will produce the milk your baby needs. That said, I expressly breastfed my first for three months, then had to switch to formula because I went back to work. My second I breastfed for 20 1/2 months (no formula), and I plan on doing the same with my new baby.

  • lalasha
    Submitted by   at 11:38 PM on December 14, 2008

    the frist time my milk didn't come in until a day after I had been home but at her one week check up she was almost back to 7 lbs so even if your milk doesn't come in right away as long as it happens with in 72 hours I think you are ok

  • SahmTam
    Submitted by   at 11:52 PM on December 14, 2008

    I exclusively breastfed my oldest, but supplemented my breastfeeding with bottles of formula with my younger two, since I was working PT on weekends. My mom swore I was going to wreck my breastfeeding, but it didn't.

  • PhilsBabyM...
    Submitted by   at 9:07 PM on December 15, 2008

    My son was exclusively breastfed. Some woman can use both, but others have problems doing that. The more you breastfeed the more milk you will produce. Often if you don't breastfeed as much your body will think you don't need the milk and stop making it even if you really do need it.

  • SheetyMeez
    Submitted by   at 4:35 AM on December 16, 2008 baby is a little over 3 weeks and I just stopped trying to breastfeed. She wasn't latching on and I was having nipple problems. So I tried a nipple shield before giving up, but that didn't work. It kept falling off and wouldn't stay on, and she was pulling at it lol. I didn't want to give up because I was so determined. So I decided I would just pump. So I started that...but I just couldn't handle it. It was too much for me. My supply was already very low. I didn't have a lot of time to pump and it was such a hassle, so I only did it a few times a day. At first I was getting 2 oz with no problem, then I started getting less and less and eventually I could barely even get an ounce. I was just so frustrated. So since she was getting mostly formula anyway, I decided it would be best to quit. It was stressing me out way too much. I figured it would be best for me and the baby both. Since I've stopped, I've been so much happier and been able to spend more time with her.

  • cmarielin
    Submitted by   at 10:16 AM on December 17, 2008

    You really get up and make bottles at night? I found it so convenient to just get the baby and breastfeed at night! lol But it was different with all my kids. My son couldn't breastfeed because after he was born, I was too sick & full of infection - I was sure it would have made him unhealthy. I wasn't about to risk it, so he had formula.

  • amayasmama...
    Submitted by   at 7:11 PM on December 18, 2008

    i did both but then my breastmilk kind of stopped idk what happened but unfortunately i had to bottle feed her

  • bamawife
    Submitted by   at 9:42 PM on December 18, 2008

    I did both. My mom bottle fed both of mine during the first few nights after we got home so I could rest and heal....I also pumped for a while instead of formula. I loved breastfeeding and would encourage other's to do it. I do not have a problem supplementing, either...either breast milk or formula.

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