Re: Growth spurt?
how you can make enough milk is by stopping the supplements and nursing all day. lots of moms at this point start a tailspin into supplementing and by 6 months they're on almost 100% formula. so you need to figure out what your priority is. it IS possible to continue to nurse and quit the supplements and still tend to your 2 year old (though i haven't done it yet!! i just know lots of moms do). they say that nursing in a sling or carrier really helps, and doing things with your 2 yo while you sit and nurse (read books, play time, even the TV on occasion). it might also help you get back on track if you take a "nursing vacation" where you just literally lie around all day and let the baby nurse as much as he wants, for 2-3 days. this will kind of cue your body to the growth spurt. get a mother's helper or babysitter in for that time so you really only have to pay attention to the little one.
Originally Posted by @llli*mrspetitone
also remember that babies can't comfort nurse from a bottle - they have to swallow what comes out at them - so he may also be overeating on the bottles. but if you want to quit the formula you've got to nurse more, on demand, to stimulate milk production.
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