I exclusively bf up to 6 weeks then started ff at night as he would get so windy on the boob, take ages to then settle and fed v frequently in the night. I have a toddler too so had to consider how much lack of sleep was acceptable.
Anyway, he was in hospital at 7 weeks so I went back to exclusively bf and it was going great, but since we've been home he's back to snacking on the boob rather than feeding well and seems to just love the bottle.
Apparently I have oversupply which I've tried to reduce but he splutters and pulls off, I get covered in milk, makes feeding in public quite stressful. He's big, born at 11lb 6 so maybe a lot of baby to feed and now at 9 weeks he's feeding every few hours in the night even on formula so I think he's just not taking enough milk during the day so am considering topping up with formula in the day too.
I just feel gutted I seem to have all this milk but am having to ff more and more. I've tried expressing, get hardly any with a pump, quite a bit hand expressing but its so time consuming. Have been to bf drop ins for help but not sure what else to do. I couldn't bf my first so was so hoping to get to 6 months with this baby esp after tongue tie was sorted early on.
Have also seen lactation consultant at a drop in, a La Leche advisor also at a drop in and a bf advisor when we were in hospital. Will try a few more days then if needed top up with a bottle during the day. I think it may be I need to combination feed but really don't want to give up bf altogether.
I'm not sure where my ramble is going but guess I'm just struggling to give in to more ff even tho I think he'd be more satisfied and am frustrated that bf can be so bloody hard!! Just seems nuts I have too much milk but have to keep topping up with formula.
Any advice really welcome xx