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    Default Supplementing with formula

    I am new to this forum, and the more I read, the more questions I seem to have! Hence the cluster posting...
    I am at the moment exclusively breastfeeding, but I was wondering if anyone could recommend a good formula in case I need to supplement.
    Thanks!

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    Default Re: Supplementing with formula

    I would talk to your pediatrician. my dd didn't tolerate reg formula @ the hospital so they gave her soy. have considered pumping and freezing the milk? that's what i've done to avoid formula. i hope this helps as i am new too

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    Default Re: Supplementing with formula

    Are you having problems with low supply? If so read:

    http://www.kellymom.com/bf/supply/low-supply.html

    If you are NOT having problems with supply, please don't use formula if you can help it otherwise. Read:

    http://www.drjaygordon.com/developme...supplement.asp

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    Default Re: Supplementing with formula

    I am not having any problems with milk supply, I was just curious about formula in case of emergency!
    Just as a last resort one-off really.

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    Default Re: Supplementing with formula

    i supplemented a bit the first few weeks with my daughter and i found that regular formula made her gassy so i used enfamil's gentilease.
    i was worried about my milk supply plus in the beginning dd had poor weight gain so i thought supplementing was the answer but while i was supplementing i had 2 clogged milk ducts just a week or two apart and i haven't had one since i stopped supplementing.

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    Default Re: Supplementing with formula

    Any real emergency would be rare (thank goodness!), but if your baby should require formula, I think the suggestion is to use a formula where the proteins are already broken down (like the one heatherama mentioned).

    HTH!

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    Default Re: Supplementing with formula

    Quote Originally Posted by MaryJaneLouise
    Are you having problems with low supply? If so read:

    http://www.kellymom.com/bf/supply/low-supply.html

    If you are NOT having problems with supply, please don't use formula if you can help it otherwise. Read:

    http://www.drjaygordon.com/developme...supplement.asp

    Geez...I had a c-section (which I still feel was unnecessary - I guess I went to the wrong doctor), and ds had water in his lungs because of the c, and in icu for the first 3 days. I had such a hard and depressing time recovering and trying so hard to breastfeed during the first few weeks. So much for wanting to have an medically unintervened child birth...Sigh. Anyway, my milk didn't come in, I kept pumping and pumping right at the hospital, and the guys at the nicu overfilled my baby with 3 ounces of formula and complained he keeps spitting up Sorry for the long ranting. But whenever I visit that link I feel like crying.
    I eventually did get successful (slowly starting at 2 weeks, and before then, expressed milk and supplemented with formula) at breastfeeding - ds is turning a year old and is still breastfeeding. But after reading the link above and looking at the dust allergy he has, I wonder will he ever get immune to it.

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