Re: Pediatrician Told Me To Stop Breastfeeding
with the PPs. I have heard about babies being unable to gain weight because nursing burns too many calories- but the babies in question are very small, very weak premature babies. A full term baby should be plenty strong enough to gain weight from nursing alone, provided that he takes in enough milk. As LLLMeg said, it's quantity of milk that's important, not quality.
Additional questions for you:
- How many times per day does baby nurse?
- How many wet/poopy diapers was baby producing before you started supplementing?
- What color were baby's poops prior to supplementing?
- Was baby extremely sleepy at the breast, perhaps nodding off within a short time of latching on?
- Was baby jaundiced at all?
- How does nursing feel? Is it at all painful?
- ideally you'd supplement with breastmilk rather than formula. Do you have a pump, and have you been using it?
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