The day after my little one's birth, our pediatrician told us I had to supplement with formula to make his jaundice go away. Four months later and I'm still supplementing. We're now up to 12 oz of formula a day.
I've read all kinds of stuff about increasing my milk supply and dropping supplements (kellymom, this forum, etc), but I'm kind of discouraged and wonder if I can actually do it. I need encouragement. Any success stories?
Also, I have some questions. I really don't want to take him off his 3 hr schedule by feeding him every 2 hrs — if I just make sure my breasts get drained 12 times every 24 hrs, whether by him or by pump, will that do the job? How long will it take me to drop all supplements? Days or weeks? I feel like I'll never get away from formula.
Anything you can say or links you can direct me to will help. Thanks!