Re: Struggling with overactive letdown
How would switching to formula improve the situation you're in now? All you'd be doing is shoving a formula bottle into a crying mouth, rather than a breastmilk bottle. And then there's a chance that formula would make things worse, since it can really upset a baby's tummy.
I'm thinking that the problem may be the bottles themselves. A lot of babies who get bottles from very early on have trouble going back and forth between breast and bottle, because the latching skills which are required are so different. If it were me, I think that I would go back to using the shield- preferably with guidance from an IBCLC- and just take the bottles out of the equation for a while. Maybe once baby gets the idea that meals come from one source, and has only one set of feeding skills to master, he'll be less fussy.
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