Re: 11 Day Old With Thrush and I'm in Pain!!!!
Welcome to he forum, mama, and congratulations on the new baby and to making it this far with breastfeeding! Thrush is awful, but there are lots of moms here who have dealt with it and I am sure they will soon be by to give you good advice on beating it. Give the nystatin some time to work, and tell us some more about exactly what you're experiencing and how you and your baby were diagnosed with thrush. (We occasionally get mamas here who have been misdiagnosed.)
2 oz is normal output when pumping, particularly for a mom who is doing it for the first time. Pumping is a learned skill and how much you get depends on your expertise, the make/model of pump you're using, the time of day, and how well you respond to pumping in general. Don't get frustrated, and remember that breastfed newborns typically take only 1-2 oz when nursing. You don't need a huge bottle! And, honestly, you probably don't want to use a bottle at all. It's generally recommended that moms delay introducing a bottle until breastfeeding is well-established, around 4-6 weeks, in order to prevent baby from becoming hooked on the easy rewards of bottle feeding and to prevent the artificial nipple from interfering with his latching ability.
Please take that can of formula and either throw it in the trash or donate it to a women's shelter (they can always use free formula). Seriously, think of the formula companies like vultures, circling over your head, waiting for you to break and crack open the can. They didn't give you that "free" can out of the goodness of their hearts. They know that if they can hook you on their product now, they're likely to extract around $1500-$2000 from your wallet. Don't give them the satisfaction!
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