Well I have a 7 week old baby, who I have wanted to breastfeed (but open to the occasional expressed milk bottle) well my husband's family has agreed to help watch her a little, I'm not very close to them so I let him work out the details, apparently they wanted to give her formula. So they did while I pumped at home. I wasn't happy but decided to let it go. She has been a very fussy baby (colic maybe?) and my husband keeps saying over and over "we should try formula" apparently when his family had her (they've taken her 3 times) she was not very fussy at all, which led my husband to want me to formula feed. The times they took her (two overnights) I had a long stretch without breastfeeding, which I think may have reduced my supply. He kept pushing it on me, I got frustrated but continued to breastfeed. I almost broke down one day and gave her a bottle because it felt like she didn't like my breastmilk. Well this last weekend I got really sick with a sinus infection (really bad) and the urgent care dr put me on Augmentin and Naproxen, she said I couldn't breastfeed with those. So starting Saturday evening I had to pump and dump and give formula. I felt so defeated. Yesterday she slept most of the day and was really limp, my husband thought it was the formula (I'm not sure?) but I think it may have been a cold she sounds a little congested. Well today comes, I gave in and gave her breastmilk starting last night, and today she's been WIDE awake all day and very fussy. I don't know what's going on. This led my husband to keep pushing the formula on me, I feel like he's trying to make me feel guilty and I'm depressed about it. I did call the pediatrician this morning and she said it IS actually OK to breastfeed while on these meds (sigh!). I notice that my baby is sucking less hard at my breasts so I think she's getting less, so I had to give her 2oz this afternoon of formula. I think she is getting frustrated with my nipples, the bottle is easier to feed from. I don;'t know what to do about my husband either, our marriage has been on the rocks and I don't want another fight to come up.
I appreciate any advice/help, I want to succeed at breastfeeding.