DD1 was in the NICU (for 8 days) and couldn't wait for my milk to come in. She had formula in the first days until my milk came in. I was pumping every 3 hours and we gave her anything that I got. It came in on Day 4 and by day 6 she was completely on BM. She EBF to 17 months (pregnancy took my supply).
My milk didn't come in until Day 4 with DD2 as well. So I would nurse her first, then give her a small bottle of formula so she'd have something. As of Day 4 my milk was there and she never got another drop of formula. She EBF to 15 months (pregnancy took my supply again).
LO3 is on their way and since it worked out for us in the past, I'm not against helping them over the hump. I guess I need to accept that they'll do fine without it....
I've read that babes can wait until Mom's milk comes in but I tend to get when babe is crying and I don't have anything. 4 days just seems like such a long time to go without anything. What did you do, in your personal experience? How many days did it take for your milk to come in and what did you do (if anything) about it?