Re: Dilemma: BFing or formula
Diaper output and weight gain will tell you whether or not your baby is getting enough to eat.
Everything you describe is absolutely normal. Babies often increase their nursing frequency as they grow and wake up more. A newborn may sleep peacefully for hours between feeds, but an older baby is not going to do that! Nursing every 1-2 hours is very typical for a breastfed baby. Not feeling full is normal. As the PP said, once your milk supply regulates itself to match your baby's needs precisely, you will rarely if ever feel full or engorged. Frequent waking is normal, especially in babies who are beginning to master new motor milestones or who are beginning to teeth- and yes, teething does start this early!
The only concern I have is about the mini-pill. Some moms find it negatively impacts supply. If you feel like it could be giving you problems, there are plenty of non-hormonal methods out there, and we'll be happy to help you pick one that's right for you!
Oh, wait, I do have one other concern: was your DH dropped on the head when he was a baby? Switching to formula is not a suggestion anyone should make lightly to a nursing mom who is working her butt off to provide the best for her baby!
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