I’m a new mommy with 3week old son. I breastfeed him but I don’t know is he full or not. He takes hour to bf. He drinks expressed milk mostly from evening to morning from bottle(I do pump every 2hrs in these hrs n this pump is making my nipple soooo sore 😞). I think he just don’t want to bf, he gets full through bottle only. When i see him drinking from bottle I feel so bad like I couldn’t feed him. How should I console myself!
Would love to hear recommendations for what infant formulas people have liked that don’t have concerning ingredients. I’ve done some research but it’s kindof overwhelming. From what I’ve read,!the ones that seem to be the best are European ones (hipp, holle, etc) but they are more expensive and harder to find. Thoughts?
My child has been doing this for 3 months. She breastfeeds but I have to give her her meds mixed with milk in a bottle every day. Well, she refuses to use Size 1 nipples anymore and will cry if the nipple is not letting out enough at a time but she tries to eat so fast she gasps at intervals but doesn’t slow down. She’ll do the same while breastfeeding and we’ve found if allowed will overeat (we cut down her milk (not on purpose) and she was fine as long as she could finish sucking motions on a pacifier). If we control the amount of food she gets, she’s only ready to eat again 2-3 hours later and continues to gain weight normally. I don’t know how to teach her not to eat so much so quickly. Any advice or anyone who can speak up so I know I’m not alone would be greatly appreciated.
I feel confused about how much expressed Breast milk to leave my baby when she is bottle fed- she is 3 months old. I go back to work soon and she is exclusively breast fed so I have no clue how much milk she takes in. She eats 8-10x in a 24 hour period . How much does she need in each bottle?
My 7 month old has a soy and dairy intolerance and currently I am on a no soy no dairy diet. I’m breastfeeding him and he gets 3 jars of baby food, my problem is that my milk is drying up which it did for my first child around this time and as terrible as it is I’m ok with letting it dry up I feel like making it to at the end of this month he’ll be 8 months breastfeeding is an accomplishment with not being able to have anything with soy or dairy in it. My problem is he will not take a formula or even a bottle I have been trying to get him use to a bottle since he was 3 months and he refuses I have been pretty consistent with it. I have even tried letting other people do it so he doesn’t smell my breast milk. He will drink an ounce or so if it’s all breast milk but will not touch anythin... More
Can we stop mom shaming mother's who decide to not Breast feed their kids? I hate when I tell people I stopped because 1)I just stopped producing 2) because I simply didn't want to anymore. They look at me like I have 14 eyes and even nurses shamed me at the hospital. I wanted to be able to eat tacos and drink when I felt like it selfish but true. When I stopped producing I was really sad and depressed because people made me feel like a bad mother, but then notice that it wasnt much of a difference. My son was born 2 months premature and I was able to Breast feed him for about 3 months when all of a sudden I stopped producing and he never latched so I always had to pump. He is perfectly fat and healthy with formula and I'm actually giving him while milk now at 11 months. He ... More
my daughter is a few weeks away from being one and she is still taking formula, and she eats really well for meals. what my question is, is do i start giving her just water instead of formula? she should be getting all the nutrients from the food i give her and she is good at using soppy bottles but i don’t give them to her often enough because i need to buy more. i want to stop buying formula but i don’t get how to get her off it!
I have a 10 day old and we had to supplement her feeding with formula while breastfeeding because she was loosing weight. She has since gained some weight and showing very good signs in her feeding habits. With this context in mind, my question is do you really have to wake up a sleeping baby every 3 hours? Or can you let her sleep longer?
What can I do to get rid of that awful soapy smell from my baby’s bottle? He hates using the freshly cleaned bottles because they smell the strongest, and I feel bad because I’m basically forcing him to breathe in this gross smell that he might eventually associate with feeding. TIA
Our babies night waking it totally unpredictable and it’s making me so frustrated. Irrationally so I feel! She doesn’t sleep through the night yet (5.5 mo) which is fine by us. It’s just that some nights she’ll wake up once after 7 hrss+ since last feed and sometimes she’ll wake up every 3 hrs. It makes me so angry for some reason because I know she can go longer stretches. It also frustrates me because she can and goes go longer during the day between feeds (4hrs). On top of that.. we bottle feed a mixture of formula and breast and it stresses me out that with the extra night wakings she’s getting too many calories. We try to wait it out to see if she’ll go back down without eating but figure if she’s wailing after 40 min she’s really hungry. Then I feel terrible we a. Made her wa... More
Hi All, I️ have been exclusively breastfeeding my 12 week old but I️ am now going back to work so will be providing bottles of pumped milk to our nanny. Unfortunately, my daughter is refusing to take a bottle. We have only given her a bottle a few times, and each time she has taken it no problem. But we hadn’t given her one the last couple of weeks and now she won’t take one at all. I️ realize now that I️ should have been mixing in more bottles for the last 12 weeks, but I️ was so worried about nipple confusion with EBF that I️ didn’t even think about her refusing a bottle. We’ve been trying to get her to take a bottle every day for the last week and a half or so but she just chews on the nipple or pushes it out with her tongue and then gets really frustrated (she also does this with a... More