My little one is 5 weeks old and BF has been going really well. He feeds every three - four hours during the day and up to five hours at night. Weighing him every week and he's been putting on 6-10 oz a week which is fab!
At the weekend I attended a wedding And pumped as I'm a bit nervous about feeding in public. To ensure I got enough milk and he was used to the bottle, I pumped and fed him by the bottle on Thursday and Friday. (I pumped at night when Hubby was giving the bottle). At the wedding I fed him once by the breast and once by the bottle. When we got home my breasts were so full so he finished the bottle milk and then gave him the breast. After that i pumped and got 5oz! He slept 6 hours that night. After his morning feed I was still engorged so pumped (only got 2oz)
On Saturday he had slightly green poo. This has happened before when I expressed so I knew it might have something to do with too much fore milk. However on Sunday the poos were bright green and really smelly. He's also in so much pain and constantly wanting to feed. As soon as he does he does a poo and screams in pain. I'm currently increasing my feeds from one breast to try and get the hind milk. My breasts are empty and he's still demanding feeds. I'm now thinking should I top up with formula at night when my supply is really low to ensure he's getting enough.
I feel so guilty that cos of my own silly insecurities about feeding I public I've messed up my supply and causing him so much pain. It's killing me seeing him like this. I always wanted to pump and get him used to the bottle but everytime I do, I get the green poos! So now I'm thinking to just introduce 2oz of formula after a night Brest feed to get him used to the bottle.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated xxxc