Re: really needing some help. green poo and nursing strike
I understand how confusing breastfeeding can be without a community of like minded breastfeeding friends to turn to. Green poos are not indicative of any problem in and of themselves.
Your LO has been receiving 18 ounces of formula per day for the last 3 days, so that is the majority of his caloric intake.
Many mothers formula feed and breastfeed.
Breastmilk production is dependent on demand and supply.
if you want to transition back to the breast and give up the formula there are tried and true ways to make that happen.
Transitioning back to the breast is less stressful if the baby is first fed an ounce or less of formula and then put to the breast before he is distracted by hunger. a hungry upset baby who has grown accustomed to the bottle is more likely to cry and wail and then fall asleep exhausted rather than willingly take the breast, so many moms do a mini bottle feed first and then entice the baby to nurse.
DD#1 July 1986 VB
DD#2 April 1988 c/sec
DS#3 April 1990 VBAC
DS#4 June 1993 VB
DD#5 April 2001 c/sec
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