My baby is 8 1/2 weeks and I think is prefering the bottle. Nursed fine for the first 2 weeks, then started arching back and cried after 5 min. Is on medicine for reflux and still doing it.She only stays on the breast for 5 min then cries and won't go any more. She only nurses longer than 5 min. at night or when she is asleep. When she is awake and hungry, refuses altogether. Takes bottle fine. My mistake is that I introduced the bottle too early-around age 2 weeks because my husband really wanted to help (firsttime mom)-and now I can't seem to correct problem. Have been in to see lactation. She had not gained weight for a week so we now have to supplement with formula added to breastmilk. I'm out of ideas. I'm still pumping and offering breast at each feed. I still have to do bottles to get her weight up-using Playtex slow nurser-thought of changing bottle nipple again. Recently changed pacifier from Nuk to Mams. Any suggestions? I've been pumping/BF/bottle for several weeks and I'm exhausted and frustrated. My supply is down and thought maybe she'd nurse better if I'm really full??? Please help.
thanks in advance for any help