Re: please help
You are using quite a bit of formula, so you probably do not want to get rid of it all at once. Every time you supplement with formula, your baby will feed less at the breast and this can result in lowered milk supply. So you need to ease off the formula at the same time you ramp up your milk supply. Do you have a good breastpump? If you can pump every time you decide you must supplement, you will do 3 things:
1. You will increase your supply (the more milk you remove from the breast, the more you will make).
2. You will be able to supplement with pumped milk rather than formula.
3. You will enable your baby to get more milk from the breast more easily, since the more milk there is the easier it comes out. If your baby can get lots of milk without having to work too hard, she may be less likely to demand a top-up from the bottle.
As you wean from formula, it is important to watch your baby's diaper carefully. As long as diaper output remains normal, you can be confident that your baby's milk intake is normal, too, even if she acts fussy after feedings.
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