ugh! baby will not eat enough
Ok I have been on here with multiple posts and I have gone into great detail about our situation. The bottom line is I have to supplement formula because I don't make enough milk to feed my son exclusively and I don't know anyone who is volunteering breastmilk to non special needs babies.
I am losing it because my baby will not take any form of supplementation without hell to pay. He will not feed from a bottle he wont use the sns without a huge fight, he is figuring out he can spit out food from an eyedropper. He is losing weight now and his fat belly is gone. He is maybe getting 8 oz of formula a day and I average about 14 oz of milk asfar as I have been able to gather from nursing weigh ins and pumping. So obviously 22 oz isn't cutting it.
How do you get a baby to eat? Can anyone suggest a way to get him to eat his supplement? I spend all day trying to feed him he eats at the breast and I try to supplement him inbetween but he gets so angry. I have tried different formulas, different temperatures, different environments, having my husband feed him with a bottle or eyedropper...my kid hates anything other than breastfeeding and he is losing weight because of it.
He just turned 5 months...can I just start food in another week and a half? Will that at least help?
Long time wannabe Momma. First time actual Momma.