Yesterday, 07:28 PM
Hi. So, the quick answer is no, it is certainly NOT too late to breastfeed. It is also not too late to increase milk production. In fact, milk production normally increases for the first several weeks anyway, even when there are no breastfeeding problems, mom is making 'enough' milk, and baby is not being supplemented. "Full" milk production is typically reached around 4-6 weeks. Of course, milk production can still be increased after that point, but the earlier attempts to increase milk production occur, the better.
Also, even in the rare case a mother never makes enough milk to exclusively breastfeed her baby, she can still breastfeed while also supplementing.
When you say you are supplementing with formula now, what do you mean? Is baby nursing at all? (if so, how many times a day?) Are you pumping at all? (if so, how many times a day?) How much "supplement' is baby getting each day and how much is formula and how much (if any) your own milk in a bottle?
can you give us your baby's complete weight check history including the date when formula was introduced? Did anyone every try to help you figure out why baby was not gaining normally (if baby is not getting enough milk, this has many possible causes) Have you seen or are you able to see a board certified lactation consultant (IBCLC) or other breastfeeding helper for a breastfeeding assessment? If you have seen someone, are you following any particular plan for increasing milk production or helping baby...