Re: new here with supplementing question... please help!
How much supplement are you giving your LO after nursing? This link talks about how to wean off of supplements: http://kellymom.com/bf/got-milk/basi...rease-formula/
It is really hard to balance a newborn and older kids, especially when the newborn is feeding for hours at a time. Here are some things that may help:
- Switch nursing. When baby transitions from active nursing with lots of sucking and swallowing to gentle comfort-sucking, take him off the breast, burp him, change his diaper, and switch him to the other breast. Hopefully that will stimulate him to feed more actively again. Keep switching him back and forth until he will no longer eat.
- Sling. Sometimes babies nurse not so much because they are hungry, but because they like being near mom. A sling can allow you to hold and cuddle baby and also move around the house. Some moms even learn to nurse in the sling.
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