Re: Help please
congrats on the new baby and on making it 2 weeks!
i do not have an answer for you - others will come by - but i want to say, hang in there, 2 weeks is still so new and tough, and you can do this.
if you need to keep giving formula until you get some better answers (ie tonight), you'll want to try to minimize the bottles so your baby doesn't develop a prefernece for the fast & easy flow - you can use cups, syringes, lactation aids.
and if you do that, make sure to pump or hand express as much as you can, so that your body doesn't start thinking you don't need so much milk. then next time you can supplement with your milk.
you've come to the right place for help!
it will also help if you can answer some questions:
is tonight the first formula your baby had?
is she gaining well?
does she have at least 5-6 wet diapers and 4 poops per 24 hours?
what does nursing feel like for you - any pain?
any gut feelings or guesses about why she's so upset?
Nursing, pumping, cloth-diapering, babywearing, working professor mama with the awesomest SAHD ever.