Re: Pediatrician pushing formula to clear up jaundice
My LO had jaundice while we were still in the hospital, and we got a lot of the "you don't want her to get worse and have to come back" talk. So we did what was asked -- they did the light box and blanket for almost a whole day. I felt so bad with my LO in there, only coming out every 2 hours to nurse (that was their rule, and I didn't really know any better, plus we hadn't figured out nursing success yet). But even my pediatricians (who are the "breastfeeding friendly," but not "breastfeeding knowledgeable" type) only asked that we give an ounce of formula since she wasn't nursing well just to help her poop more. So swapping a feed for formula seems extreme! They also told me we could sit in the sun a bit or even in front of a window (it was October and getting cold) and that would help some.
Mom to my sweet little "Pooper," born 10/12/11, and "Baby Brother," born 6/23/2014, and married to heavy metal husband. Working more than full-time, making healthy vegetarian meals for family, and trying to keep up with exercise routine.